so, about Tumblr

Dec 04, 2018 10:19

I think if Tumblr successfully implemented the policy they claim to want to implement, ie no genitals, female-presenting nipples, or illustrated sex acts but otherwise you're fine, then fandom as a whole would muddle along there for at least a couple more years, until the new shiny platform showed up. OTOH if they implement the policy with the finesse shown so far, then in two weeks a whole lot of people are going to lose a whole lot of posts of hippos, kittens, and fully clothed humans, and it's all going to be over within a year or two.

Either way, I don't think DW is the platform of the future. It's a stopgap, a landing place for people to find each other and maybe carry on for a little while until that shiny platform shows up, and I think that's fine. But in the meantime, a critical mass of people makes things more fun for everyone, right?

So with that in mind, here are recs for some people to follow and some ways to find more, in addition to the friending meme:

Places:
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the_great_tumblr_purge - a comm for finding other tumblr refugees
* dreamwidth.org/latest - DW's own page for brand-new posts and also a tag cloud of popular tags
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thisfinecrew - comm for US politics activism/news
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bestthingever - recs comm for brand-new fanworks
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fandomcalendar - DW clearinghouse for exchanges, fests, bingos, etc
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fancake - themed recs comm
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fffriday - a comm for f/f content, including canon reviews, fic recs, etc. Not very active yet, but I would like to see it be more active. :)

People (good for content, but also have interesting conversations in the comment sections of their posts):
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melannen - lots of interesting fannish content. Most recently a post about sedoretu worldbuilding, eeee. :D
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skygiants - fun book reviews of a wide range of books, mostly fiction
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selenak - reviews of a lot of TV, movies, and books, as well as general fandom commentary

And while I'm at it, some kinkmemes, just because I love them and would like them to thrive:
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thesinbin - hockey
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mcu_kink_meme - for all branches of the MCU

I would love recs for more comms or people in the comments! Here are suggestions people have made so far:
* A collection of DW resources for Tumblr users
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rachelmanija for book reviews
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2minsforslashing, hockey rpf comm imported from LJ but still open to new members!
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dw_community_promo, comm for promoting new communities.
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rydra_wong for politics and a wide range of other subjects
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sholio for reviews of books and media (and I also follow Sholio and can confirm they're great)
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sineala for Wednesday comics talk
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scans_daily, comics discussion comm
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sovay for poetry and essays (especially film)
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recsrainbow for recs

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