If Yahoo are to buy Tumblr, I’m wondering what this could mean for Flickr, which they also own. At the moment, it’s a pain embedding a Flickr image in a Tumblr page, you have to get the full embed code and paste that in. It also doesn’t recognise a full Flickr page’s URL as an image URL, on a image post.
You might think this isn’t a problem, but then look at the now deceased Posterous. You could post most rich media full page URLs into a Posterous post, and it would recognise that you were asking it to embed something – it certainly worked for Flickr anyway. I’m wondering if Yahoo will also connect up Tumblr and Flickr to do the same.