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]
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)
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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

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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