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It’s been over a month since the Tumblr Purge, and the long-term effects are starting become apparent. The Mary Sue published an article examining the effects the purge has had on fandom specifically. The article states that there appears to have been a decrease in activity on the site.
What’s clear is that there’s been a fractious exit from Tumblr, with those who have left scattering to distant corners and no one clear alternate platform able to replace what Tumblr had been.
Tumblr isn’t totally dead, of course. Many people have remained, but from my perspective, there’s been a noticeable slowdown in activity.