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Changes to Tumblr and Layoffs at Mic Highlight Online Pitfalls

Discussing the issues of user-generated content at Tumblr and the struggles of Mic in the embattled media industry

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Tumblr announced this week that it is going to ban all adult content from the site (2:00), and many believe this signals the end for the social platform (9:25). The millennial-focused news site Mic laid off the majority of its staff this week ahead of a sale to Bustle Digital Group (21:10); the company may be a parable of what not to do as a young digital media company (30:06).