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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] 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.