"How many members are there in it?” That is the first question I am asked by all newspaper reporters. “How many followers have you? By their number we shall judge whether what you say is true or false.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Dissolution of the Order of the Star
This week's celebration of Tumblr's David Karp feels like that to me. I haven't used Tumblr much, except browsing some very popular and hilarious memes like mckaylaisnotimpressed. So this post is not about criticizing Tumblr, it is just amusing that "Success" is defined by how many millions or billions a company is acquired for. I hope we celebrate every day heros more often.
Also posted on Quora.