/tagged/tumblr/page/2
Well played staff. Well played. 
#singleforever 

Well played staff. Well played. 

#singleforever 

I find this fucking hilarious. I’m blacklisted from getting customer service through official channels because my account is tagged as an xkit using account, BUT THEY WILL PROMOTE IT!? 

I find this fucking hilarious. I’m blacklisted from getting customer service through official channels because my account is tagged as an xkit using account, BUT THEY WILL PROMOTE IT!? 

A Wrinkle in Recommendations

beerburritowhiskey:

Hello david and staff,

How’s it going?

Listen, I’m really all for new forms of revenue coming in to Tumblr. Even with the acquisition by Yahoo last year I’m certain that you have to find ways to make money or something (I literally don’t know how any of that works - insert “how do I money” gif here). So I don’t necessarily mind the recommendations; they can get a little annoying when they bunch up in the morning, which is when I tend to see them most, but otherwise I can just scroll past them. It’s a lot less annoying than Facebook.

However, I will ask if it’s possible to filter out any post that has “spoiler” in the post itself or in the hashtag, even if the word is part of a tag. As an example, I saw a post this morning regarding ‘Orphan Black’ and the Tumblrer used the tag “obspoiler.” There was nothing particularly spoiler-y about it, but I realized that it could be upsetting for some people, especially those who haven’t been able to watch an episode or see a movie yet. 

Overall I feel as though it’s the duty of the person who doesn’t want to be spoiled to avoid any potential spoilers throughout their day, but as a community we can help each other by using the “read more” link or “spoiler” in the hashtag (at least if we use Xkit) to filter out those posts. Having them shoved in one’s face can be disconcerting, and not very community-driven.

So those are my thoughts. Y’all are doing some awesome work, so please keep it up.

-Chris

p.s. - I think that we, as a community, need to start referring to those posts as “Tumbl weeds” because they just blow right through and are largely never seen again. Ain’t I clever?

bookshop:

ofhouseadama:

A brief history of fandom, for the teenagers on here who somehow think tumblr invented fandom:

  • 1960s: with the advent of Star Trek, fandom moves into the public sphere for the first time with a television in almost every home, creating a large group of people all excited about one thing. This means conventions, mailing groups, fan magazines, and fanfiction presses. 
  • Yeah this pretty much remains the deal until the internet gets put into every home in the 90s. 
  • BIG FUCKING DEAL FANDOMS, 90s EDITION: X-Files, Xena, Star Trek, Star Wars, ASoIaF, The West Wing. 
  • So with the internet, this really cool thing happened: Geocities. And then Yahoo groups. Early fanfiction archives. Back in the day, fandoms had to create their own private spaces. This made fandoms on the internet smaller and less accessible than fanzine operated ones. However, since fans on the internet didn’t have to pass through an editorial board to publish their fic, it was the beginning of the democratization of fandom. 
  • In 1998, fanfiction.net was launched to compete with the hundreds of independent, fandom-oriented fanfiction archives. More democratization, although fanfiction was marketed on how many reviews one had. You had to, like today, “break into the market.” 
  • In 1999, Livejournal was launched. Fans created communities and their own private journals which was like woah, we have our own places to store our own fic? And can cross-post them places? However, with Livejournal came the idea of the BNF: big name fan. Since communities had moderators and posts could be friend or community locked, people could easily gain social capital. 
  • See also: Cassie Claire and misscribe
  • On the other hand, authors like George RR Martin get Livejournals. 
  • Around this time was also the rise of forums. Again, moderators had a lot of power, as did certain users who would rise to the position of moderator. People rapidly gained and lost power, causing quick turnover in these parts of fandom. 
  • In 2002, due to legal concerns, fanfiction.net bans NC-17 fanfiction. 
  • Adultfanfiction.net is created to fill the void. For years, 13 year olds would pretend to be 18 to enter. Including myself. 
  • In 2005, fanfiction.net, again due to legal concerns, bans “choose your own adventure” and songfics. 
  • In 2007, Archive of Our Own is launched to further democratize fandom in response to fanfiction.net’s new stringent rules, offering writers a cleaner format, kudos, hit counters, and bookmarks. However, many older fandoms have not made the move. 
  • In 2007, tumblr is launched. It would take until 2010 for it to reach saturation on the internet, meaning that most fandoms which lived and died pre-2010 exist(ed) on Geocities, Yahoo Groups, independent archives, ff.net, etc. 
  • In 2009, Geocities is taken offline. Thousands mourn because they never backed up really old fic that they liked. 
  • In 2012, most major broadcasting companies have caught on to the fact that tumblr has democratized fandom to a degree of anarchy and mob mentality, and utilize it, since tumblr is unmoderated. 

And that’s what you missed on FANDOM EXISTED BEFORE TUMBLR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

A few things this timeline left out / gets wrong:

  • The word “fandom” was actually invented in the late 19th century by baseball fans. It was and is still a huge and active word that applies to sports fandom. It crossed over into (mostly male or at least so they wanted to believe) science fiction fandom in the 20’s and 30’s through early serial newsletters and the communities around them
  • This timeline leaves out things like fandom on Usenet, fandom on Egroups—>Yahoogroups in the early days of the internet before LJ came along.
  • LJ DID NOT invent the concept of the BNF. It was a thing since the literal beginning of fandom, in mostly male sci-fi fandom. 
  • No seriously, here’s a tongue-in-cheek “How To Be a BNF” writeup from 1954. Fandom: older than you think.
  • This timeline also leaves out the importance of social bookmarking site Delicious to fandom in the years between 2006 and 2010, and the devastation that the downfall of that site had on fandom infrastructure
  • It also leaves out the steady decline of LJ over the last 9-7 years. the popularity of Tumblr coincided with the enforced migration of LJ users away from what we saw as our fandom home on the Internet. 
  • Tumblr is awesome, but it’s not the first.

I kind of love this.

(via waitinginthemirrors)

WHERE ARE MY TUMBLBEASTS!?! HUH staff!?!

WHERE ARE MY TUMBLBEASTS!?! HUH staff!?!

(Source: corintrachtman, via staff)

okcgoldmine vs creepshots

suricattus:

stewardish:

stewardish:

A comparison of two tumblr blogs: creepshots and okcgoldmine.

—okcgoldmine: re-posts photos of men; photos were taken with men’s permission and posted personally by the men on a public web page
—creepshots: posts photos of women taken without the women’s knowledge or consent.

—okcgoldmine: has no ads
—creepshots: has ads

—okcgoldmine: uses tags that come directly from the words written by the men and posted by them at okcupid. Examples: jack of all trades, devil’s advocate, men’s rights, everything but rap.
—creepshots: typical tags are: upskirt, phat, booty, hungryass, boobs.

—okcgoldmine: sometimes adds humorous text, such as “Boy you must be the sun because you need to stay 93 million miles away from me.” But most posts have text written by the men themselves and posted by them on a public web page. (x)
—creepshots: adds text such as "I caught these two mamacitas suntanning with their asses out while enjoying a Carribean cruise in Dec. 2009. They were totally asleep and unaware of my camera work. They may possibly be the hottest daughter-mother pair I’ve ever seen in one shot." I would have to agree. I don’t think I can easily choose who has the better ass. Very nice creep work.—creepshots editor (x)

—okcgoldmine: taken down by tumblr in May, 2013
—creepshots: just fine with tumblr. jfc it’s all in fun u need to get a sense of humor.

reblogging because 7 months later creepshots on tumblr is still up and okcgoldmine is still down. summary:

poking fun at men: TUMBLR TAKES DOWN YOUR BLOG

posting photos of women without their consent and calling them sluts: THAT’S OK WITH TUMBLR

Sometimes I wonder about staff.  It’s like they say the right words about community support and monitoring, and then forget to back ‘em up with actions…

misandry-mermaid:

Isn’t that interesting.
Tumblr emailed me to tell me they deleted my post calling out the dude who sent me a rape threat.
But hasn’t banned the dude who sent me a rape threat, even though I reported him.
I guess Tumblr just wants to make their site safer for people who send rape threats than those who receive them.
I guess it’s not considered harassment to send rape threats, but if you name the person who sends you rape threats, you are harassing them.
INTERESTING

Here’s a whole article on this. LINK

misandry-mermaid:

Isn’t that interesting.

Tumblr emailed me to tell me they deleted my post calling out the dude who sent me a rape threat.

But hasn’t banned the dude who sent me a rape threat, even though I reported him.

I guess Tumblr just wants to make their site safer for people who send rape threats than those who receive them.

I guess it’s not considered harassment to send rape threats, but if you name the person who sends you rape threats, you are harassing them.

INTERESTING

Here’s a whole article on this. LINK

sexlessandtheburbs:

Tumblr malfunctions as I try to reblog bookoisseur's photo of tumbeasts. 
Irony, we meet again.

Well this just makes me tragically sad.

sexlessandtheburbs:

Tumblr malfunctions as I try to reblog bookoisseur's photo of tumbeasts. 

Irony, we meet again.

Well this just makes me tragically sad.

Anonymous said: We were reading Krapp's Last Tape in my English course in university. We talked about for an entire two hours, and all the while I kept thinking "are these homosexual undertones actually there or do I just spend too much time on tumblr?" Have you read it, and do you have any insight on if that is actually there? (I felt a little awkward about bringing it up to my professor if I was just imagining it). I can be more specific if you have read it.

I have not read it. The interesting thing I find in a lot of literature debate/discussion/dissection is that there is often a lot of wondering about what’s really meant by the writer whether it’s a feeling, an allusion to something like homosexual undertones, or a projection of feelings on a character or place.

We can’t really know unless we can ask the writer, right? 

I once read that a good book reviewer will tell you how a book changed them and a bad book reviewer will tell you about the book. If you look at it that way, you may see undertones that other people don’t because that’s what you’re thinking about…probably because you’re on tumblr so much. :D

bookdates:

tumblr users: hey staff can u fix the video player
tumblr users: how about a proper block feature
tumblr users: literally anything helpful or userful
staff: sure thing
staff:
staff:
staff: makes red icons slightly more orange

You guys realize that a. this service is free and b. they’re doing the best they can?

(Source: killbenedictcumberbatch)

lesleyknope:

Adam Scott demonstrates Top 10 Google “How To” Searches, including “How to Start a Blog” (X)

(Source: perfumeofsighs, via specialedition87)

Well played staff. Well played. 
#singleforever 

Well played staff. Well played. 

#singleforever 

I find this fucking hilarious. I’m blacklisted from getting customer service through official channels because my account is tagged as an xkit using account, BUT THEY WILL PROMOTE IT!? 

I find this fucking hilarious. I’m blacklisted from getting customer service through official channels because my account is tagged as an xkit using account, BUT THEY WILL PROMOTE IT!? 

A Wrinkle in Recommendations

beerburritowhiskey:

Hello david and staff,

How’s it going?

Listen, I’m really all for new forms of revenue coming in to Tumblr. Even with the acquisition by Yahoo last year I’m certain that you have to find ways to make money or something (I literally don’t know how any of that works - insert “how do I money” gif here). So I don’t necessarily mind the recommendations; they can get a little annoying when they bunch up in the morning, which is when I tend to see them most, but otherwise I can just scroll past them. It’s a lot less annoying than Facebook.

However, I will ask if it’s possible to filter out any post that has “spoiler” in the post itself or in the hashtag, even if the word is part of a tag. As an example, I saw a post this morning regarding ‘Orphan Black’ and the Tumblrer used the tag “obspoiler.” There was nothing particularly spoiler-y about it, but I realized that it could be upsetting for some people, especially those who haven’t been able to watch an episode or see a movie yet. 

Overall I feel as though it’s the duty of the person who doesn’t want to be spoiled to avoid any potential spoilers throughout their day, but as a community we can help each other by using the “read more” link or “spoiler” in the hashtag (at least if we use Xkit) to filter out those posts. Having them shoved in one’s face can be disconcerting, and not very community-driven.

So those are my thoughts. Y’all are doing some awesome work, so please keep it up.

-Chris

p.s. - I think that we, as a community, need to start referring to those posts as “Tumbl weeds” because they just blow right through and are largely never seen again. Ain’t I clever?

The only rec’d blogs I’m getting now feature pictures of Nathan Fillion.

I’m completely convinced missambear & continuants have something to do with this.

bookshop:

ofhouseadama:

A brief history of fandom, for the teenagers on here who somehow think tumblr invented fandom:

  • 1960s: with the advent of Star Trek, fandom moves into the public sphere for the first time with a television in almost every home, creating a large group of people all excited about one thing. This means conventions, mailing groups, fan magazines, and fanfiction presses. 
  • Yeah this pretty much remains the deal until the internet gets put into every home in the 90s. 
  • BIG FUCKING DEAL FANDOMS, 90s EDITION: X-Files, Xena, Star Trek, Star Wars, ASoIaF, The West Wing. 
  • So with the internet, this really cool thing happened: Geocities. And then Yahoo groups. Early fanfiction archives. Back in the day, fandoms had to create their own private spaces. This made fandoms on the internet smaller and less accessible than fanzine operated ones. However, since fans on the internet didn’t have to pass through an editorial board to publish their fic, it was the beginning of the democratization of fandom. 
  • In 1998, fanfiction.net was launched to compete with the hundreds of independent, fandom-oriented fanfiction archives. More democratization, although fanfiction was marketed on how many reviews one had. You had to, like today, “break into the market.” 
  • In 1999, Livejournal was launched. Fans created communities and their own private journals which was like woah, we have our own places to store our own fic? And can cross-post them places? However, with Livejournal came the idea of the BNF: big name fan. Since communities had moderators and posts could be friend or community locked, people could easily gain social capital. 
  • See also: Cassie Claire and misscribe
  • On the other hand, authors like George RR Martin get Livejournals. 
  • Around this time was also the rise of forums. Again, moderators had a lot of power, as did certain users who would rise to the position of moderator. People rapidly gained and lost power, causing quick turnover in these parts of fandom. 
  • In 2002, due to legal concerns, fanfiction.net bans NC-17 fanfiction. 
  • Adultfanfiction.net is created to fill the void. For years, 13 year olds would pretend to be 18 to enter. Including myself. 
  • In 2005, fanfiction.net, again due to legal concerns, bans “choose your own adventure” and songfics. 
  • In 2007, Archive of Our Own is launched to further democratize fandom in response to fanfiction.net’s new stringent rules, offering writers a cleaner format, kudos, hit counters, and bookmarks. However, many older fandoms have not made the move. 
  • In 2007, tumblr is launched. It would take until 2010 for it to reach saturation on the internet, meaning that most fandoms which lived and died pre-2010 exist(ed) on Geocities, Yahoo Groups, independent archives, ff.net, etc. 
  • In 2009, Geocities is taken offline. Thousands mourn because they never backed up really old fic that they liked. 
  • In 2012, most major broadcasting companies have caught on to the fact that tumblr has democratized fandom to a degree of anarchy and mob mentality, and utilize it, since tumblr is unmoderated. 

And that’s what you missed on FANDOM EXISTED BEFORE TUMBLR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

A few things this timeline left out / gets wrong:

  • The word “fandom” was actually invented in the late 19th century by baseball fans. It was and is still a huge and active word that applies to sports fandom. It crossed over into (mostly male or at least so they wanted to believe) science fiction fandom in the 20’s and 30’s through early serial newsletters and the communities around them
  • This timeline leaves out things like fandom on Usenet, fandom on Egroups—>Yahoogroups in the early days of the internet before LJ came along.
  • LJ DID NOT invent the concept of the BNF. It was a thing since the literal beginning of fandom, in mostly male sci-fi fandom. 
  • No seriously, here’s a tongue-in-cheek “How To Be a BNF” writeup from 1954. Fandom: older than you think.
  • This timeline also leaves out the importance of social bookmarking site Delicious to fandom in the years between 2006 and 2010, and the devastation that the downfall of that site had on fandom infrastructure
  • It also leaves out the steady decline of LJ over the last 9-7 years. the popularity of Tumblr coincided with the enforced migration of LJ users away from what we saw as our fandom home on the Internet. 
  • Tumblr is awesome, but it’s not the first.

I kind of love this.

(via waitinginthemirrors)

WHERE ARE MY TUMBLBEASTS!?! HUH staff!?!

WHERE ARE MY TUMBLBEASTS!?! HUH staff!?!

(Source: corintrachtman, via staff)

okcgoldmine vs creepshots

suricattus:

stewardish:

stewardish:

A comparison of two tumblr blogs: creepshots and okcgoldmine.

—okcgoldmine: re-posts photos of men; photos were taken with men’s permission and posted personally by the men on a public web page
—creepshots: posts photos of women taken without the women’s knowledge or consent.

—okcgoldmine: has no ads
—creepshots: has ads

—okcgoldmine: uses tags that come directly from the words written by the men and posted by them at okcupid. Examples: jack of all trades, devil’s advocate, men’s rights, everything but rap.
—creepshots: typical tags are: upskirt, phat, booty, hungryass, boobs.

—okcgoldmine: sometimes adds humorous text, such as “Boy you must be the sun because you need to stay 93 million miles away from me.” But most posts have text written by the men themselves and posted by them on a public web page. (x)
—creepshots: adds text such as "I caught these two mamacitas suntanning with their asses out while enjoying a Carribean cruise in Dec. 2009. They were totally asleep and unaware of my camera work. They may possibly be the hottest daughter-mother pair I’ve ever seen in one shot." I would have to agree. I don’t think I can easily choose who has the better ass. Very nice creep work.—creepshots editor (x)

—okcgoldmine: taken down by tumblr in May, 2013
—creepshots: just fine with tumblr. jfc it’s all in fun u need to get a sense of humor.

reblogging because 7 months later creepshots on tumblr is still up and okcgoldmine is still down. summary:

poking fun at men: TUMBLR TAKES DOWN YOUR BLOG

posting photos of women without their consent and calling them sluts: THAT’S OK WITH TUMBLR

Sometimes I wonder about staff.  It’s like they say the right words about community support and monitoring, and then forget to back ‘em up with actions…

misandry-mermaid:

Isn’t that interesting.
Tumblr emailed me to tell me they deleted my post calling out the dude who sent me a rape threat.
But hasn’t banned the dude who sent me a rape threat, even though I reported him.
I guess Tumblr just wants to make their site safer for people who send rape threats than those who receive them.
I guess it’s not considered harassment to send rape threats, but if you name the person who sends you rape threats, you are harassing them.
INTERESTING

Here’s a whole article on this. LINK

misandry-mermaid:

Isn’t that interesting.

Tumblr emailed me to tell me they deleted my post calling out the dude who sent me a rape threat.

But hasn’t banned the dude who sent me a rape threat, even though I reported him.

I guess Tumblr just wants to make their site safer for people who send rape threats than those who receive them.

I guess it’s not considered harassment to send rape threats, but if you name the person who sends you rape threats, you are harassing them.

INTERESTING

Here’s a whole article on this. LINK

sexlessandtheburbs:

Tumblr malfunctions as I try to reblog bookoisseur's photo of tumbeasts. 
Irony, we meet again.

Well this just makes me tragically sad.

sexlessandtheburbs:

Tumblr malfunctions as I try to reblog bookoisseur's photo of tumbeasts. 

Irony, we meet again.

Well this just makes me tragically sad.

Anonymous said: We were reading Krapp's Last Tape in my English course in university. We talked about for an entire two hours, and all the while I kept thinking "are these homosexual undertones actually there or do I just spend too much time on tumblr?" Have you read it, and do you have any insight on if that is actually there? (I felt a little awkward about bringing it up to my professor if I was just imagining it). I can be more specific if you have read it.

I have not read it. The interesting thing I find in a lot of literature debate/discussion/dissection is that there is often a lot of wondering about what’s really meant by the writer whether it’s a feeling, an allusion to something like homosexual undertones, or a projection of feelings on a character or place.

We can’t really know unless we can ask the writer, right? 

I once read that a good book reviewer will tell you how a book changed them and a bad book reviewer will tell you about the book. If you look at it that way, you may see undertones that other people don’t because that’s what you’re thinking about…probably because you’re on tumblr so much. :D

bookdates:

tumblr users: hey staff can u fix the video player
tumblr users: how about a proper block feature
tumblr users: literally anything helpful or userful
staff: sure thing
staff:
staff:
staff: makes red icons slightly more orange

You guys realize that a. this service is free and b. they’re doing the best they can?

(Source: killbenedictcumberbatch)

lesleyknope:

Adam Scott demonstrates Top 10 Google “How To” Searches, including “How to Start a Blog” (X)

(Source: perfumeofsighs, via specialedition87)

A Wrinkle in Recommendations
The only rec’d blogs I’m getting now feature pictures of Nathan Fillion.
The Value of Analytics
*Continues wishing she had a sent box for Tumblr messages*

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