HUM80: Tumblr Prompt #6
HUM80: Tumblr Prompt #5
You know how this goes. This is an opportunity to say whatever you want about the topic (social media and Tumblr in particular). The only requirement is that you stay focused and intellectual. :) Apply the readings, or relate Tumblr to any topic we have covered this semester.
Tag tag tag!
Our readings for this week (yes, we’re finally getting to that) discuss “interest-driven” communities and friendships. This may seem like an obvious one, but I’d like to hear how you guys would apply that concept to Tumblr. Use the article and the lecture as your basis.
Tag tag tag! :)
designerycb asked: what do you like best about social media today?
Love the question! I appreciate the college-try to make this format more interactive. :)
I’m really not sure. I, personally, have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. It will be interesting to see how people manage friendships as this medium gets more, well, normal. The early Facebook rush involved friending old friends (at least for me it did) so now I have a motley crew (crue, for metal heads) of people listening to me, and responding to me. I kept thinking I’d get used to it, but it still seems bizarre.
Overall, I’d say that what I like most about social media is the sense of collectivity. I find it endlessly interesting to see what memes people propagate, how masses of Twitter users will take up a given issue. That’s the stuff that I really dig.
HUM80: Tumblr Prompt #4
….and now for #4….
Some of you have already headed down this road, but I’d like to ask it formally anyway. What are the similarities and differences between Tumblr and other social sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)? How do you think the limitations or options of a given network impact the type of social interactions that emerge? For example, would people know one another more on Twitter if the posts could be longer?
Use whatever composing option you want for this one. If you want to post a picture, go for it.. just add a caption that explains how it is a “response” to this prompt. Obviously going beyond text requires some creativity. :)
AND, yet again, REMEMBER TO USE THE HUM80 TAG!!!!
Untitled: Collaborating on Tumblr
The tagging feature allows for extensive collaboration on Tumblr. An examination of the most popular tags page reveals tags like “Food” where people have posted pictures of kitchen successes/mishaps and recipes. Taking this subject further, a tag for say something like “mexican cooking” could give…
Agreed! It’s allll in the tagging. Well, tagging and searching.
Untitled: Prompt #2 Response
Follow-up to my sample postings…
I believe Tumblr users collaborate in a more non-verbal way. They post things depending on their own interests and opinions. Then, they respond to each other based on either conflicting views or agreeable ones. To me, it’s a big way for people to get what they want out there, giving others freedom…
Very good points! I agree that it’s non-verbal..and I find it fascinating. As a word person I find it really constricting, but I’m also excited about learning to communicate in a different way. Oh, and what is the whole Benedict Cumberbatch thing all about!? He’s like the star of Tumblr! :)
So, first I searched “Buster Keaton” on Tumblr and saw that there is indeed a Buster community here. I contributed to it by uploading my own image from Sherlock Jr. Then I also contributed by reblogging an image posted by someone else, that happens to also be from the same film.
By doing those two things, I do feel as though I have participated in some kind of conversing, I’m just not sure exactly what it is. Expressing yourself in images is essential, but there’s more to it in terms of exchanging ideas with others through images.
So, give it a shot. Do this in relation to something you care about it and you just might fine (particularly if you tag the images properly) that others “communicate” with you.
Buster Keaton in Sherlock Jr.