WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg claims the platform saw an unusually high number of imported posts from Tumblr Sunday night, perhaps an early indication that some are looking to flee in light of the pending Yahoo acquisition.
Mullenweg (pictured) wrote on his blog that WordPress received 72,000 imports during one hour on Sunday, versus the usual 400 to 600 posts. He added that WordPress is friendly with Tumblr, and the two use each other’s services.
“News like this, whether from a friend or a competitor, is always bittersweet: I’m curious to see what the creative folks behind Tumblr do with their new resources, both personal and corporate, but I’m more interested to know what they would have done over the next 5-10 years as an independent company,” he wrote.
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