Likely every Tumblr user on the planet was excited by the announcement of Babblr, a Google Chrome plug-in designed to let you chat in real time with all your BBFs (Best Blog Friends). Finally, a way to waste time while you’re wasting time! So far in the rollout, however, we’ve gotten only a stream of irate posts about how the damn thing won’t function, period.
Yes, it seems possible to add the Babblr gizmo to your Tumblr dashboard, but that’s about it: afterward it will repeatedly tell you to log in and “select a chat,” whatever that means. Some users are even freaking out about the possibility that Babblr is a hacker program that will steal your information—this because, it would seem, Tumblr didn’t design the feature itself. Everyone else is just typical tech-geek angry.