jadesprite: (vampire queen of my HEART)
rotten kid ([personal profile] jadesprite) wrote2012-06-26 12:18 am

#27

christ above WHY is tumblr such a dysfunctional blubbering shitheap of a site
truly the million quid question

[personal profile] selamatpagi 2012-06-26 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
a userbase which thinks its sexuality and taste in anime define them&offer a point of superiority does it, imo

[personal profile] selamatpagi 2012-06-26 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
Have they done anything new since about a week or so ago? Not to say the site hasn't been fun to use long before then; I basically clocked out any of my respect for the site as an ~adventurous and creative take on social networking~ when they took the brilliant stance that plugins to improve their service were not worth learning from, but the unholiest of artifacts wielded by hellfiends and heretics. It's really hard to take something seriously when it's making blatantly counter-intuitive moves.

Even beyond the administrative/developmental aspects of the site, I really don't like it that much. It's just so addictive, and it ropes you in, as you say. It has sort of a disgusting core, I feel - it's essential purpose is to provide its userbase with an unrelenting source of information overload more than simply surfing the internet can provide. And while racking your brain with constant, unsolicited stimulus can be beneficially creatively and emotionally, that tumblr turns it into a lifestyle - and its content generally makes it a lifestyle of consuming utter garbage - makes it a none-too-wonderful thing that too many are consumed by, in my eyes. I, too, wish for the unlikely revival of journaling as a standard - that being able to share ideas without treading through garbage has become a rarity is all too sad...

[personal profile] ex_tapioca866 2012-06-26 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
you both put it so well! i feel the same. it really makes me a bit sad that it's unlikely we will go back to this kind of journaling (since this, to me, feels more like actual communication and it doesn't move so fast, while tumblr's going a mile a minute)...

what hath tumblr wrought