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SatanHimself
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23 March 2013 - 8.53pm

I love to hear people rant about how much they hate social media in an internet forum.  The irony is wonderful.

E is for 'Ergent'.

Ben Ramon
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23 March 2013 - 8.56pm

There's a huge difference between an internet forum like this and the things I'm complaining about.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

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meanmistermustard

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23 March 2013 - 10.11pm

There is a difference between being on a forum and being on twitter, facebook or whatever - thankfully. Otherwise i wouldnt be here.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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SatanHimself
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24 March 2013 - 3.27pm

Tumblr is the evolution of old-fashioned forums like this.

 

The forums gave way to Friendster, Myspace, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and now Tumblr.  Every new burst of young internet users use a different type of social media to express themselves.  So while we're complaining about social media on an old-style of social media, in a few years the 20-year-olds who use Tumblr and whatnot will be complaining about whatever new social media phenomenon the next digital natives will be using.

Therein lies the irony.  There's actually very little difference.  The difference is us.

E is for 'Ergent'.

fabfourforever
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24 March 2013 - 4.02pm

I'm on tumblr! I like it really a lot, it's much better than facebook or twitter! I tried twitter too but it's boring. On tumblr you can get lots of photos or information about your favourite topics! My tumblr is ninabuch99.tumblr.com by the way! :)

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SatanHimself
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24 March 2013 - 6.52pm

Welcome, new person!  And you made my point nicely.  And your Tumblr is quite charming.

Tumblr lets users express who they are in their own ways by their own terms.  Maybe you want to post your teenage poetry.  Maybe it's pics of things you like.  Maybe it's just random nonsense.  Maybe the whole thing is a collection of pictures of horrible hipsters being themselves.

I think the appeal is that something like Facebook demands a lot of your personal information and is constantly expecting you to accept it's various changes that you can't opt-out of.  Tumblr is whatever you want it to be is whatever way you want to present it.  Anyone can follow your page, and anyone can share things that you've added (and vice-versa).

Some of my favourite time-waster sites are just well-made Tumblr blogs. http://www.iheartchaos.com started that way, and is now it's own site, but retains the same aesthetic.  The only major difference is that each post has a comment section that attracts like-minded people to discuss, argue over or riff on each topic.

 

...Just like an old-fashioned bulletin-board style internet forum!  Full circle, dudes...

E is for 'Ergent'.

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parlance
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24 March 2013 - 7.03pm

SatanHimself said

...Just like an old-fashioned bulletin-board style internet forum!  Full circle, dudes...

Grateful that no matter what, these remain in style.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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SatanHimself
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24 March 2013 - 7.51pm

Absolutely.  I think they'll be a constant.  At least until the internet becomes self-aware and enslaves us all.

E is for 'Ergent'.

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LongHairedLady
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25 March 2013 - 12.13am

SatanHimself said
Welcome, new person!  And you made my point nicely.  And your Tumblr is quite charming.

Tumblr lets users express who they are in their own ways by their own terms.  Maybe you want to post your teenage poetry.  Maybe it's pics of things you like.  Maybe it's just random nonsense.  Maybe the whole thing is a collection of pictures of horrible hipsters being themselves.

I think the appeal is that something like Facebook demands a lot of your personal information and is constantly expecting you to accept it's various changes that you can't opt-out of.  Tumblr is whatever you want it to be is whatever way you want to present it.  Anyone can follow your page, and anyone can share things that you've added (and vice-versa).

Some of my favourite time-waster sites are just well-made Tumblr blogs. http://www.iheartchaos.com started that way, and is now it's own site, but retains the same aesthetic.  The only major difference is that each post has a comment section that attracts like-minded people to discuss, argue over or riff on each topic.

 

...Just like an old-fashioned bulletin-board style internet forum!  Full circle, dudes...

Thank you. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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Linde
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27 March 2013 - 9.28pm

I've got tumblr too! I like it, but it's so time-sucking and I haven't used it in weeks. I use it to post stuff I find funny or pictures I like. I've got Facebook and Twitter too, they are addictive, but sometimes useful. It may be sad, but if I'd had no Twitter, I wouldn't have known about a lot of things. I like those social networks, but some people are just too addicted. I've got a friend who tweets more than a 100 tweets a day and who posts on Tumblr every day too. I mean, come on! 

In case you were wondering, my tumblr is caughtinthewires.tumblr.com ....I think..

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LongHairedLady
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8 April 2013 - 8.32am

Linde said
I've got tumblr too! I like it, but it's so time-sucking and I haven't used it in weeks. I use it to post stuff I find funny or pictures I like. I've got Facebook and Twitter too, they are addictive, but sometimes useful. It may be sad, but if I'd had no Twitter, I wouldn't have known about a lot of things. I like those social networks, but some people are just too addicted. I've got a friend who tweets more than a 100 tweets a day and who posts on Tumblr every day too. I mean, come on! 

In case you were wondering, my tumblr is caughtinthewires.tumblr.com ....I think..

I'm following you....   a-hard-days-night-john-3a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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Linde
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8 April 2013 - 10.28pm

Great, thanks! I'll have a look at your Tumblr too, soon! I still haven't been there again, I either keep on forgetting about it or have little time to spend on the internet. And Tumblr is a huge time sucker.

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