Yesterday Tumblr announced that it’s now possible to share your likes with people. Unfortunately, every feature brings with it a crop of new feature requests. For example, why don’t liked by pages have RSS feeds? Will it be possible to follow someone’s likes in your dashboard? Meanwhile, it makes the social aspects of Tumblr even more twisty.
Since the site’s creators seem down on comments (to the extent of adding a rather undiscoverable answers feature instead), the solution for feedback has been to reblog posts. That can also a way to show public approval. Likes used to be private, but that’s now theme-dependent; custom themes can now get at a post’s notes (like the one I use does).
Maybe the combination of that, and perhaps a move to visible likes, will mean that people have to find a different way to secretly approve of shameless pictures of pretty girls.