Saturday, February 01, 2014

Too Old For Tumblr?

There have been news stories out in recent weeks about studies that are heralding the future demise of Facebook. I asked a few friends with kids where the young ones are now hanging out if Facebook isn't so cool. The answer I've gotten back is Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. I actively use Twitter, although not as much as I had been using Facebook. I've avoided even creating an account for Instagram because of major privacy and use concerns. Tumblr was something I wasn't quite as familiar with even though I subscribed to a few Tumblr-based sites. I had even looked into starting up my own Tumblr using the name of this blog as a way to move content from one platform to the next, but couldn't find the interest in following through. It occurred to me that I may have just become too old for Tumblr.

Leave me a comment about where you're contributing content or just hanging out social media-wise these days. If you're brave or don't give a toss, tell me your age too. I'm curious.

3 comments:

Todd Singleton said...

I like tumblr but don't use it much. In the past, I would post little things/thoughts I collected but it all went the way of Facebook. Perhaps the tumblr tide is shifting. I like the stripped down and lean interface. Facebook is noisy to look at.
Maybe I'll force a Tumblr retrial....

Jason Wells said...

Well I am 40 and since I am on the board of Social Media Club Buffalo, I have to at least try the social media sites that come out, tried tumblr did not like it. Twitter I use it sometimes. Twitter is the most used social network used in our group by far. I am of the oldest there so that might make a difference. Social Media Club Jamestown? Maybe after your FB break

Matt Hanley said...

I should use more social media avenues in regards to the day job. But really, the best, by far, are still Facebook and a very-distant-second-place Twitter. Regarding the dismal voter turnout this past election where only 7% of voters were under the age of 40, broadening social media horizons may be necessary.

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