Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Other Place

So it turns out I didn't really have a good idea of what Tumblr was before setting out to make an account, haha. As is my wont, I thoroughly researched it, posthaste. The best description I found for it, and it's really very accurate, is this: "Tumblr is a cross between blogging and Twitter." That neatly encapsulates what this platform does, right there. Unlike this real blogging thing we have here, where we write paragraphs and insert multiple pictures to create a solid article about stuff we care about, on Tumblr you pretty much post a pic and write a caption or a short blurb of what you think about it. In addition, your Tumblr page will feature Tumblr posts you've Liked and Tumblr posts that you've "reblogged" from other people. It's really a completely different creature from Blogger and regular blogging, it even has its own term: "microblogging". Hey, look! I used "it's" and "its" properly!

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 The commenting system only allows people you are Following to comment on your stuff. I suppose this cuts down on troll responses and such but it really limits the amount of feedback, doesn't it? You'd have to have the guy you're Following Follow you before any commenting could happen.
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Lastly, and perhaps most egregiously, someone took the URL "onetofu.tumblr.com".

AND ALL HE EVER DID WAS REBLOG A SINGLE POST FROM A K-POP FAN'S TUMBLR. A YEAR AGO. That's it. A REBLOG. NOT EVEN ONE ORIGINAL POST. 

Bugger and blast him for wasting such a fine URL. 

So I had to adjust. It's fitting, though, since Tumblr is all about being more compact, eh?