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Jan. 18th, 2016 03:37 am
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I have just about decided that I can't keep up with Tumblr and it's silly for me to try. Unfortunately, the Monkees fandom only seems to exist there and on Facebook, and I am not even attempting any fandom activity on Facebook; most of the people I have on there are either former students or family members. Most of the fanart end of the Channel Awesome/Chez Apocalypse famdom seems to be Tumblr-centric, too. *sigh*

I wish this sort of blogging-focused social networking was still popular. There are not words for how much I hate Facebook, and text posts more than three sentences long don't get responses on Tumblr. I don't mind Twitter, but it has pretty severe limitations and IMHO isn't much good for fandom stuff other than news and roleplaying. I end up writing twelve-tweet essays because of the character limit.

Ah, well. At least there are a few folks still left here. I'm going to attempt to journal more often this year, although a lot of the time that's likely to be the "altar log" type posts (which I should be doing more often anyway).

Date: 2016-01-18 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newandrewhickey.livejournal.com
Yeah, the whole Internet seems to be becoming more and more geared towards people whose needs are not the same as mine. LJ, when it still had users, was perfect -- lots of texty stuff, and communities so you could talk about your interests to groups other than *everyone in your social circle*.
Tumblr is, for me, the best of a very bad bunch right now. But it's no good for *conversation*, and certainly no good for talking about ideas.
As far as I'm concerned, the history of the Internet has been a succession of attempts to reimplement usenet, but with less of the functionality that I liked and more stuff that helps advertisers. Oh well :-/

Date: 2016-01-18 02:28 pm (UTC)
pinesandmaples: Text: "The Internet: It sucks you in." (comics: internet)
From: [personal profile] pinesandmaples
text posts more than three sentences long don't get responses on Tumblr.

Tumblr devs took out the reply function anyway. It's reblogs or naught now.

Date: 2016-01-18 04:39 pm (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: cartoon men (Egon and Peter)
From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
Since I interact with tumblr on a raw basis (no reader, xkit or blacklist) I've instituted a 42 rule. Once I've dug back to page 42 on my dashboard I declare bankrupt and start over the next time.

I have to be at a remote location to reblog or post.

I also follow just a managable number of whatever they are called.

Date: 2016-01-18 09:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nerdcredred
YOU LIKE THE MONKEES TOO HOLY CRAP HELLO FRIEND :D

Date: 2016-01-19 01:51 am (UTC)
james: a tree against a yellow cloud background (Default)
From: [personal profile] james
It would help if freaking tumblr had reply functionality on posts. Stupid tumblr.

Date: 2016-02-02 10:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moontyger
It's probably too much work to really be helpful, but I was just reading this thread on trying to create a DW-style fandom community on tumblr. How well it would work in practice, well, I can't say. But it is too bad there seem to be so few places these days for real discussion.

OTOH, since I'm linking to it, I should mention that FFA is actually pretty good for it. It's just unfortunate that the posts move so fast.
Edited Date: 2016-02-02 10:39 am (UTC)

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