This tweet provoked an illuminating discussion about how social media like Tumblr and Twitter ultimately fragment communities more than they unify them. Those platforms aren’t without their benefits, but I agree that they make it very difficult either to preserve conversations or to archive works and commentary. This is a major reason why I prefer blogs and fora like Daddy’s Dollhouse.
There’s been recent concern expressed about the possibility that renewed legislative attempts to hold social media platforms liable for their content will result in blanket bans on adult content. This concern is well-placed, IMO, and was presciently described by Bacchus as the Pornocalypse. They’ll keep trying to stop the signal, so it’s on us to stay ahead of them.
This seems a good occasion to remind everyone that I am still updating my Where To Find Everyone page, which gets the highest regular traffic and followed links of any of my pages. If you would like me to make any additions, changes, or removals, let me know.
It’s been one year since I fled Tumblr after it was hit by the Pornocalypse. I still miss the daily interaction, but I also don’t regret my decision to slow down and concentrate on writing. It was about as difficult a transition as I had expected, that is, not very. Only a handful of people visit this blog, but I enjoy composing for them and I’m happy with the feedback. Time for a tumbler (heh) of Oban 14 and some reflection.
Listen to Aborigen. I didn’t configure this blog just to get spam from WordPress.
I never expected my Tumblr journey to last so long or assume as much importance to me as it did. If I had known at the beginning how the following 45 months would play out, I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have started down this road. Nonetheless, I don’t regret a thing.Continue reading “Tumblwintr – The Show Must Go On”