28.Nov.2010 oh tumblr, my tumblr
Just over a year ago I came across this service called tumblr. I was heavy into my google reader obsession and stumbled into some photoblogs that were published with tumblr. I’m a fan of collages and curated image collections. The immediacy of visual media coupled with the ability to quickly consume a wide variety of subjects quickly really appeals to my impatient consumerist tendencies. I figure its my duty as a someone who creates visual things to digest as much visually as possible. Tumblr it turns out, is perfect for this.
I quit facebook a couple months ago and have been dedicating more time to my tumblr which I affectionately refer to as aesthetic therapy. Prior to tumblr I used a folder on my hard drive called “inspiration” that I saved any interesting images I came across to. You may have noticed the feed updating in my sidebar towards the bottom of blog.
I started obsessively tagging the images I post and I can proudly say that over 99% of the images I post can be clicked through for the original source. Another bonus is giving the images context. For example I have a host of images tagged because the colors used could make a lovely palette.
The tumblr dashboard is like an rss feeder for other tumblrs. I follow a handful my favorite artists and designers on there along with just random people who’s posts I like. There are also a handful of subject specific tumblrs people maintain with topics ranging from victorians to tattoos.
I really love the simplicity of tumblr. It takes on the less-is-more approach of twitter and similar social web 2.0 services and succeeds. The dashboard allows for endless scrolling which provides an effortless user experience. Talk about media gluttony!
I’m quite proud of my little collection so I’ve set ghostmeat.net to redirect there. Wont you take a moment to check it out? What do you think of this here tumblr service? Useful tool or another time dump?
11.Nov.2009 Testing one two three
Broadcasting from my motorola droid.
30.Nov.2008 If time is a vessel…
learning to love might be my way back to sea.
16.Oct.2008 NPR, my love
This first NPR clip relates to my previous post about personality tests, but I found both interesting, although they don’t discuss the Enneagram. P.S. http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ is better site to look at than the one I linked to previously.
More and more hiring decisions are made with the help of personality tests. Employers, and even courts, increasingly use them. But critics say they don’t work. We discuss whether personality tests pass the test. Guest Annie Murphy Paul, author of The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests are Leading Us to Miseducate our Children, Mismanage our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves.
Daniel Goleman, author of the book Social Intelligence, explains why human beings are hard-wired to connect, and how those connections can actually change our biology.
18.Sep.2008 Unapologetic media glutton.
“From your 50 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 3,189 items, starred 96 items, shared 34 items, and emailed 1 items. ” – google reader trends
So as I explained in an earlier post, I’m just getting around to figuring out this blogging thing done proper. I’ve known for a while what RSS was and it seemed like a great idea. Then I saw google made a reader, and at the risk of sounding like a google-fangirl I just KNEW it was gonna be like 2 seconds before I have this RSS thing sorted. heh.
Honestly I have not used any other feed readers so I don’t know how well it compares.
Google, smart lass that she be, suggests blogs based on the blogs I subscribe to. I have discovered so much awesomeness that, as the internet says is “relevant to my interests” I just had to write a post about it. I love it that much. Its pretty much the only way I internet now! I view an average of 200 blog posts (and counting) per day!
witness the awesomeness by checking out some of my faves:
08.Sep.2008 Ravenous sighing, I got nothing to say
So 40 posts into this blog and I’m having second and third thoughts. What was the point exactly? Whats with the pretentious name?
17.Jul.2008 throw your keys in the bowl
In Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards” from the album “In Rainbows”, no cameras or lights were used. Just data
read more about it here.
03.Jun.2008 artificial flowers made of light
outside conspire cafe + shop. phx
i hate checking my voicemail. anyone whos tried calling me lately and ended up going to voicemail should has noticed that in fact my voicemail is utterly broken. its been that way for months. the universe answering my silent “ugh not another voicemail” grievances.
well, lazy technology-savy bastards of the world can rejoice…
grandcentral is a service by google that lets you control your phones thru the web. you can screen calls online. check and manage your voicemail online. you can listen to their message as they leave it (kinda like oldschool answering machines call screening!) and thats just the tip of the iceberg… its in beta now but you can reserve a number for free. check it out: http://www.grandcentral.com/