Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tumbling Head Over Heels

Since Google eliminated shared items in yet another attempt to drag the entire Internet into their purview (and sell ads against it, of course), I've had to find a new method for my micro-blogging.

So, like everyone else, I've been driven to yet another oh-so-Internetty site named with a misspelled word, Tumblr. I expect that Hornswogglets will be mostly the same kind of thing that my shared items previously were, and I think I've already set it up to syndicate to the usual places. (Not to Google+, of course -- they don't want anyone coming in or going out; it's the roach motel of the Internet.)

There should be a Hornswogglets sidebar to the left -- replacing the old Hornswogglets sidebar -- and that will fill up, I hope, as I find things I want to point at. I may do more tumblr-y things as well, I suppose -- pictures and video and whatnot -- but, for now, it'll probably be primarily a link-driven micro-blog.

If you follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook, you should see that stuff automatically, if you want to or not. If you read this blog via an RSS feed, the feed for Hornswogglets is And if you read it right here on this page, just look to your left, and you should see it.

And, if you don't want to see anything I've shared or written or blogged, then why on earth have you read this far?


Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

You know...I really don't like Tumblr all that much so I probably won't be visiting your Tumblr page all that often. That and I do some of my blog visiting during breaks at work and Tumblr is blocked because it is essentially XXX rated.

Don't believe me...see how much pornography is on Tumblr. I know your website won't be but Tumblr is awash with that is where you'll be sharing your ideas.

Andrew Wheeler said...

Michael: Oh, there's definitely a lot of porn on Tumblr. There's also a lot of porn on Blogger, despite the fact that they (mildly) try to keep it out. There's a lot of porn on the Internet, after all.

But Tumblr's no more all-porn than any other piece of the Internet is. And even people who want to avoid Tumblr entirely could see my shared items -- if they have a burning desire to -- through Twitter or Facebook or on this very page. So I don't see this as a major issue.

If you don't want to be associated with porn at all, the Internet is definitely not the place to be.

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