Cycling nerdy girl.
I am an art student in San Diego.
I work at a bakery. Yes I get free bread.
Non-preachy vegan :-)
As long as they stopped those frustrating links where you have to click TWICE to read a whole review I will be happy (like instead of just “More” it was “MORE… MORE AGAIN” when you were already on the “full” page?!).
We rate this redesign a 9.5. We liked the old design a lot, so this was a little unnecessary, but not bad by any means. EDIT: They’re also doing a mobile version of the site, which it’s sorely needed for a while.
Sometimes we can’t tell if that song you just posted is YOU, or somebody else.
We can’t tell if YOU took that photograph, or you’re just linking it up.
If you’re trying to be shy, then respect. But otherwise, claim some credit, or talk about what you’re doing.
On Tumblr this can get REALLY CONFUSING.
I don’t think think anybody would argue with me if I said:
On Tumblr, compared with less social blogging things like WordPress and Blogger, snipping and clipping content from other people, (pictures, songs, and videos) as the main part of our blogs is kind of common.
I don’t mean we never write anything on our own, or draw things on our own, or photograph or record things on our own. Just that Tumblr makes it easy to snag an image and write 3 words, and this has lead to a pattern.
(I want to be clear here: I don’t think curating other people’s content is bad or less valuable than making our own. It’s just different. If anything, Tumblr empowers us to react to the world around us in our own way, instead of just send a link to the original content to somebody else. I also don’t think that when we document and catalog the things around us, that it makes us create any less.)
But one strange thing that this Tumblr culture leads to is:
I can’t tell if a song or video some people post is from them or just somebody they’re posting. I follow a lot of artists… people are are photographers, filmmakers, rappers… I KNOW some of what they post is them, but when all I see is the little mp3 player with no words, how a i supposed to know it’s you. If i know it’s you, i’m more likely to be all “good job!”
If you care about such things, represent yourself :D
So now that we can upload 250 meg files to Google Docs and share the link publicly, does that mean we don’t have to deal with those shitty MEGAUPLOADZ sites anymore?
I will use the Google uploads thing when it’s part of a bunch of stuff I’m sharing/organizing that I want to be in a Google Apps Shared Folder with other Google stuff. But otherwise, I was already over megauploadz and using Drop.io and Dropbox, which are great, and I will keep using for lots of sharing.