August 23, 2022

Everything that’s freaking people out about TikTok should have already freaked them out about Tumblr

Katherine Dee via Default Wisdom:

One place where we should give TikTok credit is that it changes consumption habits in a more significant way than other platforms. TikTok has encouraged an interesting curation/appreciation cycle (trend upcycling?) that you sort of see with Pinterest and Tumblr, but it’s much more effective on Tumblr.

I had to block the here’s another thing I wish I knew before my 30s” guy because it was actually too much. And yeah, Tumblr is actually the best social network, because I’ll routinely get to see a post from 2013 with brand new comments, and it will actually make me happy.


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