liz_marcs: Jeff and Annie in Trobed's bathroom during Remedial Chaos Theory (Default)
liz_marcs ([personal profile] liz_marcs) wrote 2012-09-26 01:46 am (UTC)

Yeah, it is a huge time sink, isn't it. I think a lot of it comes down to the ability to cue posts and just walk away.

And you are right about the population that mostly uses Tumblr. It's probably the first time where I actually feel the generation gap between "Internet natives" (people who've never known a world without computers and Internet connectivity) and "Internet immigrants" (people who barely remember a world without computers but definitely remember a time when they weren't networked) and "Internet visitors" (people who well remember a time without computers, let alone something as simple as email).

Most of the population on Tumblr are definitely "Internet natives", I fall pretty firmly in the "Internet immigrant" grouping. It's a bit disconcerting feeling that difference, that's for sure. For example, "liz_marcs" is pretty much my universal Nom de Internet and has been for a good 20 years. Most people my age are pretty much the same. The young 'uns think nothing of changing their Nom de Internet names on a whim, not to mention using their REAL NAMES in conjunction with their fannish ones. It makes me dizzy, to be honest.

So far, I'm treating it like a new toy that I'll probably tire of pretty easily once the new car smell wears off. I really miss being able to have a conversation, even if it is in text.

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