So it looks like Tumblr is royally screwing the pooch (possibly bad choice of words) over this “blanket ban on adult content” thats going on over there right now, which seems to have left the site determined to drive a wedge between the service and it’s user base. While the circumstances are different, somewhat depressingly this has revealed its routes in a trend that is common across the modern social media orientated internet, and is simply a new reaction to an existing problem.
I am told, dear hypothetical audience, that I sound much angrier online than I do out there in real life, and although I am deeply cynical, the effect is made all the much worse over pure text. This isn’t intentional, as I’m a bit more laid back in the real world, but hardly comes across as surprising to me, and is not a phenomenon restricted entirely to one person. It is, however, incredibly interesting how people can have an entirely different “voice” when communicating via methods other than voice online.