Looking for old posts

Want to look for a very old post but you can’t find it through tags, and you don’t want to go through and load all those other posts (with *cringe* animated gifs) after the one you are looking for? Just use a paging method like this:

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/your_blog_name/x

where x is a page number. That way you can instantly jump x pages back. This also works in the dashboard:

http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard/x

which is quite amusing for discovering very old posts of those you are following.

(I discover that currently the oldest page in my dashboard is 1504, from a March 2008 post of someone I follow.)

Thumbnails in Tumblr Tracked Tags

Where do those thumbnails of tags you are tracking come from?

I just noticed that the icons in the dashboard move when the mouse pointer hovers over them.

A Year of Vomit

Wow it’s been a year already. That’s fast.

A year ago I posted my first post in this “blog”, and since then, I have been vomiting blood stuff at the rate of ~1.2 posts per day. I didn’t expect that I had that much inner matter to sustain my daily vomits for a year.

I also did not expect that over the year I would gather a respectable number of followers, even though many of them I think are just trigger happy followers. I follow a far lesser number of blogs, and some of them are already dormant. I do not press ❤ a lot and I rarely reblog, but that does not mean I do not like reading your posts! I am just … a Type C Person in Tumblr.

I think I still manage to be anonymous — no one in Tumblr knows who I am in real life, and no one in real life knows that I have a blog. I think I prefer to remain this way, because no one really cares anyway. Though I am still hoping for the single most innovative feature for a blog to become a reality, even if it would never come within the detection of Tumblr’s radar.

A year has passed and Tumblr is still as buggy. The tags don’t always work and sometimes they just invite spam; the search function is as broken as ever;  the number in the notes is not always correct; I still frequently lose my editing changes for no reason — it really makes me want to (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ . Maybe Tumblr should invite me to their engineering team and I’ll contemplate on helping them fix these bugs. loljk.

Tumblr is such a weird place. Posts that take a lot of effort to create are not popular; images that don’t take much effort to post easily rake in all the notes (one of mine even made it to the news). I bet this particular post is the former type. I guess this is just the reality. Granted, I will still strive to create quality posts.

The world is as chaotic as ever, if not more chaotic (2nd law of thermodynamics), and I probably have contributed to the chaos through the butterfly effect of a year of my random vomits. I’ll continue with more. This is the ultimate fate of the universe.

Social Personality in Tumblr (Revisited)

techieyuckyboy:

Here’s a second look at my old post Social Personality in Tumblr. In that post I defined two properties — bidirectional follows and readership-interaction — that divide personality types into four quadrants.

This time I will try to make it more precise (although in the same fun, pseudo-scientific manner) by splitting the follow property into two: followers and following. Now we have three properties which I will define again to be clear:

  1. Followers - the number of people who follow you
  2. Readership-Interactions - the level of activity (e.g. reads, likes, reblogs, replies)
  3. Following - the number of people you follow

 

Pardon my awful digital drawing skills, that’s an xyz graph of the three properties. These three properties divide people into 8 categories:

 

(A) Right at the corner — those with zero or only a few followers, follow no one or only a few, and have little to no interactions with others — they are probably newbies, or went inactive shortly after creating an account.

Some of them who are not new to Tumblr anymore, and do have a lot of posts, probably should consider moving to another “blogging” platform, like Twitter for example.

 

(B) High up in the corner — those who have few followers, low interactions, but follow a lot of blogs — they are probably people who prefer many not-so-close acquaintances in real life. They probably have short attention span if they don’t really read the blogs they follow, but just do a lot of “likes” and “reblogs”; they probably have ADHD.

In extreme cases, some of them might probably be obsessed with, or stalkers of the bloggers they follow. People in this category would probably love Facebook.

(C) To the right, close to the right wall near the bottom — those with few followers and follow only a few, but with high interactions with other bloggers — these are people who prefer a few very close friends in real life. They actually read blogs they follow. They value who they follow, as well as their own followers.

However in extreme cases, if followers are zero, and interactions are very high (when they like a lot of posts), they are probably just spammers or click-baiters or maybe even bots.

(D) To the right, high up the right wall are people who follow a lot of blogs and interact with other people, but only got a few followers. These people are what we call the “forever alone” guys. Their high number of “likes”, “reblogs”, and “replies” on other blogs might just be their desperate attempt to get others to notice them. Or maybe they are just trigger happy — like those in Category B above.

(E) To the left, close to the right wall near the bottom — those with a lot of followers but do not interact much with them, and who follow only a few — these are one of the types of people who you would call a “Tumblr famous” or “celebrity”. However they are probably narcissistic or egotistical/egocentric or something.

(F) To the left, high up the left wall are people who have a lot of followers and follow a lot of people, but don’t interact much with their followers and the people they follow. They are people who are popular just like those in Category E above, but the difference is that they “follow back” or “auto-follow”, probably just for their fans’ sake, when in reality they ignore their fans.

(G) On the ground, near the viewer — those with lots of followers and follow only a few, but with high level of interaction with both their followers and people they follow — these are “celebrities” whose fans would do anything just for their attention.

Some of these are probably blogs of popular websites or organizations.

 

(H) High up, near the viewer — those with lots of followers and follow a lot of people, and have high level of interaction with people — these people are Tumblr addicts. They need to get a life.

Which category do you belong to? 

Social Personality in Tumblr (Revisited)

Here’s a second look at my old post Social Personality in Tumblr. In that post I defined two properties — bidirectional follows and readership-interaction — that divide personality types into four quadrants.

This time I will try to make it more precise (although in the same fun, pseudo-scientific manner) by splitting the follow property into two: followers and following. Now we have three properties which I will define again to be clear:

  1. Followers - the number of people who follow you
  2. Readership-Interactions - the level of activity (e.g. reads, likes, reblogs, replies)
  3. Following - the number of people you follow

 

Pardon my awful digital drawing skills, that’s an xyz graph of the three properties. These three properties divide people into 8 categories:

 

(A) Right at the corner — those with zero or only a few followers, follow no one or only a few, and have little to no interactions with others — they are probably newbies, or went inactive shortly after creating an account.

Some of them who are not new to Tumblr anymore, and do have a lot of posts, probably should consider moving to another “blogging” platform, like Twitter for example.

 

(B) High up in the corner — those who have few followers, low interactions, but follow a lot of blogs — they are probably people who prefer many not-so-close acquaintances in real life. They probably have short attention span if they don’t really read the blogs they follow, but just do a lot of “likes” and “reblogs”; they probably have ADHD.

In extreme cases, some of them might probably be obsessed with, or stalkers of the bloggers they follow. People in this category would probably love Facebook.

(C) To the right, close to the right wall near the bottom — those with few followers and follow only a few, but with high interactions with other bloggers — these are people who prefer a few very close friends in real life. They actually read blogs they follow. They value who they follow, as well as their own followers.

However in extreme cases, if followers are zero, and interactions are very high (when they like a lot of posts), they are probably just spammers or click-baiters or maybe even bots.

(D) To the right, high up the right wall are people who follow a lot of blogs and interact with other people, but only got a few followers. These people are what we call the “forever alone” guys. Their high number of “likes”, “reblogs”, and “replies” on other blogs might just be their desperate attempt to get others to notice them. Or maybe they are just trigger happy — like those in Category B above.

(E) To the left, close to the right wall near the bottom — those with a lot of followers but do not interact much with them, and who follow only a few — these are one of the types of people who you would call a “Tumblr famous” or “celebrity”. However they are probably narcissistic or egotistical/egocentric or something.

(F) To the left, high up the left wall are people who have a lot of followers and follow a lot of people, but don’t interact much with their followers and the people they follow. They are people who are popular just like those in Category E above, but the difference is that they “follow back” or “auto-follow”, probably just for their fans’ sake, when in reality they ignore their fans.

(G) On the ground, near the viewer — those with lots of followers and follow only a few, but with high level of interaction with both their followers and people they follow — these are “celebrities” whose fans would do anything just for their attention.

Some of these are probably blogs of popular websites or organizations.

 

(H) High up, near the viewer — those with lots of followers and follow a lot of people, and have high level of interaction with people — these people are Tumblr addicts. They need to get a life.

Which category do you belong to? 

New dash!

New dash!

With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform. Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do.

High Scalability - High Scalability - Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

Wow. Very detailed post about Tumblr’s architecture and how it is being scaled for performance. The usage statistics are jaw-dropping.