So I was wondering why this really minor boring post was getting so many reblogs:
And apparently it’s because after a while some jokers started reblogging it while changing the original message? So the appearance to the casual tumblr user scrolling through their feed is that I made a dumb post about dicks or memes or whatever.
And of course because they see it on their dash people BELIEVE I made that inane original post without question and think, omg look at this weird outrageous thing Hussie said, and then THEY reblog it, and so on.
You can verify whether the original author actually said what was reblogged by clicking on their name, but really, who on tumblr is ACTUALLY going to do that? This is not the most deeply inquiring, skeptical crowd we’re talking about. Tumblr users are essentially scrolling junkies. Next post next post next post ha ha “like” next next “ooh gonna reblog that” nextnextnextnext.
I can’t change people’s behavior and I’m not telling people to stop this. Talk about a losing battle. I guess this is mostly addressed to the people who run tumblr, assuming they actually give a shit. Why even allow this nonsense through the design of your system? How hard would it be to code a stipulation that if the original content was changed by a reblogger, huge red text appeared over their post saying something like “THE CONTENT OF THE ORIGINAL POST HAS BEEN EDITED. YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK THE AUTHOR’S SITE TO VERIFY.” Hey I know the answer: not hard at all.
Or maybe they don’t care about whether their social media site has the potential to be taken seriously as a means of distributing information by people or groups who give half a fuck about the authenticity of their widely proliferated messages. Maybe they’re fine with the whole thing deteriorating into incoherent memetic entropy that people can only tolerate if they’re really jonesing to banter about Doctor Who. Or is that what tumblr already is? Hey, maybe this is one reason why!!!
Seriously tempted to stop using tumblr because of this. If counterfeit reblogging is going to turn into a “thing” why should I bother blogging anything at all?
I kinda can’t blame him
It’s really fucking annoying when someone does that, especially when something has like.. 5 million notes and changes the title to something like “REBLOG IF YOU HATE HOMESTUCK” and fucking.. Morons don’t check the source ever and it’s always the same person (especially the one with 5 million notes).
It’s really obnoxious and I would also hate to see Hussie leave tumblr because of these fuckheads.
Sounds just like me with my sister. 8C She DEMANDED I put on make up for -my- 21st Birthday, with the excuse of “Just let me have this, okay? It’s for one night, grow up”. ON MY BIRTHDAY >8V I sympathize.
MY MOTHER EXACTLY. I can definitely relate to the sister thing too. She guilt-tripped me into letting her do it. ._. I would probably be guilt-tripped into dressing up (Which I hate to do when I’m not in the mood) for my birthday this year, too, which pretty much EVERYONE will be nagging me to do sdklgjsgrdsghr. Family can be such a pain sometimes. x_x
To all make-up lovers out there, PLEASE DO NOT FORCE YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS INTO MAKE UP XD Even if you think it’s ‘cute’ on them. Just don’t do it. It’s extremely annoying.
I think i’m gonna get super drunk on my birthday and try to put make up on