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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
An Anniversary, Ms. Havisham Style
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From: e4q Date: August 31st, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
oh! i am glad you still read me!

yes, it does seem that in the US livejournal was used a bit like friendster for a while, but i suppose everyone is facebooking now. on fb i get a sense of how people have used social networking sites in the past, and i do quite like it for that, i have a couple of local friends who i otherwise wouldn't be in touch with, and of course, there is the scrabble. but in general it leaves me rather cold, and i prefer the diary/penpal thing of lj. i am on a couple of ning communities, too, and i find that format quite annoying, the style of the thread here works best for me. i read other blogs on google reader, that works for me ok, though it's a faff to click through to comment, so i rarely do. my big guilty pleasure these days on the internet is tumblr. the age range is substanitally lower than my own, so there is a lot there that i find very eyerolling, but i enjoy sharing images, and find it quite inspiring, now that i am following a couple of good people.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 1st, 2009 02:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I haven't made much of a foray into tumblr yet. I don't quite get it. But that was once true of Facebook, which I refused to join until you suggested it! Oh, how I miss those days of Scrabulous. I liked the site better when I was playing all the time. I don't even know ning, come to think of it.
From: e4q Date: September 1st, 2009 07:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i think there are two main user groups at tumblr, extremely young emo kids and architecture firms. it is a weird mixture. but what they both have a passion for is creating virtual sketchbooks. you don't bother friending and there is no real conversation outside of the images themselves. so if you want your own sketchbook, it's like that has two layers, stuff you made and want to have somewhere, stuff you like and would like to refer to again, and then there is the stream of who you follow, who you can 'like' or repost in your own stream if you want to. who you follow can be changed quickly. that bit is like leafing though magazines at the dentist, but without having to cough as you tear a page out.
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