Posts tagged digital_natives

I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.

Drake on TumblrRuby Pseudo Wants a Word. (via The New Aesthetic)

Agreed. But still, Tumblr allows users to post original content, and even backpedalled on that ill-advised Tumblarity experiment (a popularity contest won by whoever ‘liked’ and ‘reblogged’ the most). I’d love to know Drake’s thoughts on Stellar (previously), which is all ‘likes’ and ‘re-likes’. Stellar may be pretty cool at this point in which it is inhabited by a small number of early adopters — mostly adults who ‘fave’ interesting stuff (or should we use the big word ‘curate’?) —, but what happens when the Tumblr-teens get their accounts there and are exposed to an interface in which writing or uploading something new is not even an option?