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Cocoa ([personal profile] momijizukamori) wrote2017-07-16 04:44 pm
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Today is the day I scream about social media start-ups on tumblr, apparently

Today is the day I scream about social media start-ups on tumblr, apparently. Linking rather than crossposting, because I'm pretty sure my auto-crossposter would pull in the whole reblog chain and that's obnoxious.

My response to WritScrib, the newest attempt at a tumblr alternative (tl;dr - DW has 90% of the features already, would not implement 5% of them because they're bad ideas, and it would be far, far easier to add the extra 5% than reinventing the fucking wheel).

My additions to a conversation about fandom culture and history on social media and why you should use DW.

Basically I just want to shake people and scream 'DREAMWIDTH IS RIGHT FUCKING THERE OKAY'

(and now I'm going to try to calm down and go back to watching Nirvana in Fire and sewing)
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[personal profile] mathemagicalschema 2017-07-17 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
AAAAAA you're watching Nirvana in Fire??? If you are ever looking for someone to babble at I am so here for you. I watched it once and then I had to immediately watch it again and then make my partner watch it with me a third time. so good <3
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[personal profile] branchandroot 2017-07-17 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
Hah, another one for the depths of NiF! *cackles and rubs paws gleefully*

Ahem. That is, yes, it's a lovely show. *whistles innocently*
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[personal profile] branchandroot 2017-07-17 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
It's /dreadfully/ addictive. And you're just coming up on the first "wrench your heart out and stomp on it". Well, the first big one, your heart is pretty heavily stomped by then anyway, if you spend any time watching the subtle expressions in how Lin Shu looks at Jingyan or, well, /any/ moment between Lin Shu and Nihuang. But the first stomping with hobnail boots. On the other hand, the first big Magnificent Bastard moment, too!
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2017-07-17 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
as much as i liked Imzy (byebye imzy) - they tried the pseud thing... and it was confusing af and annoying to figure out and, not really much better than using multiple accounts and a password manager (which, IMO, is 1000x's faster). not to mention, if oops! u commented with the wrong pseud in a comm, u were stuck w/ that pseud in that comm b/c u couldn't change it - ever.
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2017-07-18 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
On AO3 - I'm pretty sure the idea was born from ppl who had different usernames in different fandom spaces for whatever reason being able to attribute their work to those different usernames. (Don't quote me there, but I think that's where it came from.)

But, yeah, the potential for abusive profiles is sort of minimized if they all lead back to your primary.
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[personal profile] silveradept 2017-07-17 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
Poor Internet, that can't remember what it has already done. Good writing, both of those, about the reasons why DW and AO3 came into being.