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When Yahoo bought Tumblr: The 5 stages of blogger grief

By Ryan Broderick and Emanuella Grinberg, BuzzFeed/CNN
updated 12:02 PM EDT, Thu May 23, 2013
Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of blogging site Tumblr is the biggest move since CEO Marissa Mayer took over the Web company.
Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of blogging site Tumblr is the biggest move since CEO Marissa Mayer took over the Web company.

This post was created for your reading pleasure as a collaborative effort between the editorial staffs of BuzzFeed and CNN.

(BuzzFeed/CNN) -- Never underestimate the internet's ability to lash out via animated GIF.

Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr was big news for millions of folks who already post to the popular blogging platform, and not everyone took it so well.

Yet, slowly but surely, Tumblr's legions of GIF-loving, meme-spreading users are coming around, in typical K├╝bler-Ross style.

Behold, the five stages of grief as experienced by bloggers freaking out over Yahoo's purchase of Tumblr.

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