The day ponies fight back
This is just a quick post so nobody gets unduly surprised tomorrow.
Derpibooru is one of many sites (Tumblr included) that tomorrow (the 11th of Feb) will be taking part in The Day We Fight Back, a collective call to action against mass surveillance.
Our participation means that a banner will appear to all users of the site tomorrow (at the bottom of the page) asking you to reach out to your government. This is not a virus or scam. If you’re not interested you can easily dismiss the banner and it won’t bother you again.
While many of our users are USA-based and can make a big difference in the case of the NSA by contacting their elected representatives, outside of the USA we’ve got plenty to do too in order to help combat mass surveillance by other states and agencies like GCHQ. The Day We Fight Back is the day to take a stand and make a difference by reaching out to your government to let them know you are not okay with mass dragnet surveillance, and that something has to change.
Find out more here:
If you’re an artist, don’t use Tumblr as your main site.
Keep an Inkbunny, DeviantArt, Furaffinity, whatever account / combination thereof as your main hub, and make people aware of those.
All it takes is one properly worded email to Tumblr staff and links to images you may not have even posted on Tumblr to have them instantly and permanently delete your blog.