Out of the mouths of babes

It’s not healthy to be idle. There shouldn’t be time to sit around and feel sorry for yourself and think too much. Long-term boredom can’t lead to anything good.

Nicholas Hoult in an interview with The Observer


Completely unrelated*: could someone please explain tumblr for me? I don’t get it. How it works, what it’s for. And while you’re at it, could you also explain twitter? Is it just that you need a smart phone to use them the way they’re supposed to be used? Is it that you need to have a social life (online) first? Blogs I know how to stalk. The twitlrs not so much. They look like chaos to me, and yet people seem to know their way around. Help? Please?

*OK so not at all unrelated, really: I’ve been led to ponder upon these things due to indulging in idleness. Too much of it, I fear.


4 Responses to Out of the mouths of babes

  1. Tuomas says:

    You can subscribe to tumblr feeds just like you can subscribe to blogs. Twitter is easiest to manage if you create an account and follow people through that account, selectively.

    • T says:

      Thank you but, um, please elaborate? I know how to subscribe, but the feeds that follow seem so very disjointed. Is there any point in trying if I’m not online all the time? I’ve tried, e.g., to browse through people’s tumblr archives and it seems like a very random process.

      • Tuomas says:

        I’m not sure what you mean by “disjointed”. I only subscribe to Elizabeth’s tumblr feed — that one at least is just as any normal blog. The archive is in a chronological order, so not too random as far as I can tell?

      • T says:

        Yes, I think some of them are easy enough to follow. I’ve been lurking around various fan tumblrs, though, where the content is a mixture of images and comments, and a lot of reblogging takes place, and people seem to have conversations through comments and reblogs, and sometimes the feed brings you answers to questions but you don’t know what or where the question is. Anywho. I’m just fascinated by people having these extraordinary social lives online.

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