The best thing about this whole series is that my editor actually called it “The Livejournal Trilogy.”
THE LIVEJOURNAL TRILOGY!!!!!!!
So, in case you missed it:
Part 2: Keeping Track of a Fandom Diaspora; aaaaaaaand
Part 3: why we hate tumblr so much but keep using it anyway:
For months, arguments about Tumblr have been circulating fandom like a looping GIF. Fandom is using Tumblr more than ever, but many fans hate what Tumblr is doing to fandom.
The argument boils down to two issues: communication and kinds of fanworks. Tumblr is an image-friendly site whose design doesn’t lend itself to text-based blogging and interaction. The emergence of a fan culture that accordingly pays less attention to textual engagement and one-on-one communication has many fans worried.
To help make sense of the debate, here’s a handy pros and cons list the Daily Dot compiled from fans and Tumblr users.
I just want to roll around in Aja’s meta foreverrrrrrr.