April 23rd, 2014

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Twitter is a cool website where you can type any old thing into a box and send it out into the ether for the entire internet to read. Some people use it to joke around, some people use it to be like, “HEY INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING, WHOA #GETINVOLVED,” and some people use it to roleplayas characters from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you like heated arguments with total strangers. 

Large institutions like corporations and government agencies use Twitter too, usually pretty badly. “Hey, we’re a pizza company, send us pictures of you eating our pizza and hashtag them #pizzapics” is an example of a typical lousy tweet from one of these accounts. Generally institutions try to drum up something vague called “social engagement”—basically they want to get people tweeting good stuff about them so other people see those tweets and, I guess, come to think good thoughts about the institution who started the engagement campaign. The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social-engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

In category 1, you are probably not going to be like, “Oh, let me take a selfie with you fine officers so I can remember this moment,” and the other two categories are not things that the NYPD would like people on social media talking about. Additionally, the people who use Twitter a lot (and who aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog roleplayers) are the type who love fucking with authority figures. In any case, #myNYPD quickly became a trending topic in the United States, largely because people were tweeting and retweeting horrific images of police brutality perpetrated by New York City cops. Here are some of the notable ones, starting with VICE’s own Molly Crabapple tweeting a photo of her arrest at an Occupy Wall Street protest:

Here is a Twitter activist using sarcasm, a popular social-media strategy:

More sarcasm:

Hey, remember Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who got killed by the police in 2013? Remember when people marched in protest of his death and the cops responded with stuff like this?

Another bad thing that happened one time was when the officers on duty at the 2011 West Indian Day Parade starting grinding on some almost-naked dancers.

This is a hashtag started by the NYPD, remember, and this is one of the hashtag’s most popular photos:

Also remember that the idea behind this social media campaign was not, “Hey, people should tweet photos of the NYPD doing bad stuff to dogs.”

Anyway, Twitter is a great place. Just not for the NYPD.

To see all of the #MyNYPD tweets yourself, click here [TW: GRAPHIC CONTENT]

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the truth about tumblr user firebolting

thetruthaboutfirebolting:

INTRODUCTION

some of you may be familiar with a tumblr user named firebolting, commonly known as chandler, who was active for many years on tumblr across a multitude of popular fandoms, including but not limited to marvel, inception, doctor who, LOST, harry potter, lord of the rings, and star trek. throughout his years in fandom he became very popular on tumblr, mostly as a graphics maker and general fandom presence.

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April 22nd, 2014

All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.

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intiballet:

Alina Somova and Xander Parish in Sylvia
Photo by Emma Kauldhar


(I love them❤️❤️❤️)

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pentecost:

moopdrea:

oiliest:

tooly
i am king




hail tooly

pentecost:

moopdrea:

oiliest:

tooly

i am king

hail tooly

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jokerling:

fangirl challenge

[5/10] female characters » cheryl tunt

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