January 2nd, 2011
Well, hello, happy new year. It’s time to get back in the swing of things after a long hiatus.
Back in March of last year, I wrote a long piece about Chris and I blogging over at nuevaciudad.tumblr.com. Well, We have not stopped. Just assume the good posts are all by Chris and not me. It’s a hodgepodge of science fiction, futures past, design, entertainment with an SF slant, and other ephemera we enjoy.
I really enjoy Tumblr, despite their recent extended, embarrassing downtime. It’s really about curation, you know. Back when I posted about tumblr last year, nobody was using it. I wonder if any more of you are using it since then?
The death, slowly, of things like LiveJournal depresses me. Facebook really is wonderful, but it really does not allow for the same kind of personalization and publication as the older school blogging tools did. Then again, there are so many more people using the web to express themselves, it makes sense that we come online in tribes, and why not have everyone go to the same place so we can all talk to each other? But the roach motel aspect of it–content goes in–hard to let it be shared more broadly–it worries me that it’s all on one domain.
We’ve been tumblr-ing for 16 months now. I expect it to continue. Though I do make regular backups with their Mac app.