So, I complained a little this morning about a funny picture of mine that was being circulated on Tumblr without credit, not so much because I’m upset about this particular image, but because this is a common and unquestioned thing on Tumblr - posting things without any context, making it impossible to tell what’s the Tumblerer’s own original content, what’s remixed, and what’s been made by a professional artist, for instance.

Then I notice that the post has been featured on Tumblr’s Popular posts page. Great, I think, someone at Tumblr thought it would indeed be good to educate users about Responsible Lols™.

But no, what they featured was the original, uncredited image. Oy.

Thursday, January 7 2010

So, I complained a little this morning about a funny picture of mine that was being circulated on Tumblr without credit, not so much because I’m upset about this particular image, but because this is a common and unquestioned thing on Tumblr - posting things without any context, making it impossible to tell what’s the Tumblerer’s own original content, what’s remixed, and what’s been made by a professional artist, for instance.
Then I notice that the post has been featured on Tumblr’s Popular posts page. Great, I think, someone at Tumblr thought it would indeed be good to educate users about Responsible Lols™.
But no, what they featured was the original, uncredited image. Oy.