babblr is hacking blogs right now so if you signed up you NEED to change your email for tumblr! They are hacking and even deleting accounts so what you need to do is go to the screw icon next to inbox and click on it then where it says ‘Email address’ change your current one to something else! Hurry before its too late also please spread the word xx
THIS IS ACTUALLY TRUE MY BLOG IS FALLING APART AND MY EMAIL WON’T VERIFY
oh my god, ok, EVERYBODY LISTEN THE FUCK UP
BABBLR WILL NOT HACK YOU
Let me repeat that, BABBLR WILL NOT HACK YOU, BABBLR WILL NOT DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT.
HERE’S WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING:
I don’t know if any of you have ever deleted a tumblr account, or even just let one of your side blogs or hoarded urls go before, but in order to close an account, or shut down a blog, you have to enter your password.
SIGNING UP FOR BABBLR DOES NOT REQUIRE, OR EVEN ASK FOR YOUR PASSWORD.
YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO ENTER THE E-MAIL YOU USE FOR YOUR TUMBLR ACCOUNT WHEN SIGNING UP FOR BABBLR. They just want your e-mail to send you updates on the feature, or, if you signed up before its release today, to send you a message alerting you that the product had launched.
The reason why your e-mail doesn’t matter is that Babblr is an extension for Google Chrome. (That also means it goes through the Chome web store—so it’s not going to be something that will harm your computer or be able to interact with you account in any other way than adding the chat feature.) I run multiple blogs on different tumblr accounts, and once you download the extension from the Babblr site to use with Chrome, it works no matter what e-mail you’re signed in with to tumblr, no matter which account. Because it has to do with the BROWSER, not the ACCOUNT. Which. means. it. can’t. hack. you. If that was the way accounts were hacked, any of your extensions could hack accounts you sign in to via a given browser. But they don’t.
IF YOU DON’T GIVE SOMETHING YOUR PASSWORD, CHANCES ARE IT’S NOT GOING TO HACK YOU.
Babblr is glitchy right now because it’s run by only a few people (they did a live stream as it launched—does that sound like a hacking scam to you?) and since millions of people are signing up for it, their servers are overloaded. Plus Babblr is only in beta right now, so there are still bugs to be worked out. That’s why it won’t verify a lot of people’s e-mails or start working when you “log in” within the chat (give it access to your tumblr), and other glitches may be happening on your dash (some people have been complaining that their scroll bar disappears, or that the keyboard shortcuts stop working).
If you have downloaded Babblr and are experiencing glitches, or it’s not working for you yet, simply go to “Window” -> “Extensions” and uncheck the box next to Babblr to turn the feature off. Wait a few days to turn it back on, and some of the bugs should be worked out.