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The Tumblr tantrums

In Editorials on December 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

If you have something against that person, it wouldn’t hurt you to tell it to their face, even though it might turn around against you.Photo courtesy of Drew Marshall

 By:Trevor Ottley      

        Lately, the obsession with the blogging website Tumblr has been spreading around the teenage persona. The purpose of Tumblr is to post pictures and comments about things that you feel. It is for pure entertainment and stress relief to some people. Although I do not have one of these websites, I have noticed from looking on other people’s that there has been a ridiculous amount of drama flying around the website.

                A vast majority of teenagers have a Tumblr these days, and with a huge number of people, mostly teenagers, comes a lot of drama. It is natural, but very unnecessary. Tumblr can be a great website for people to go on when you’re bored or just need to get something off of your chest. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not here to trash talk Tumblr, but there are just some people that are using Tumblr as an excuse to tell people things they have on their mind instead of saying it to their face. To me, that is sort of a cowardly move. If you have something against that person, it wouldn’t hurt you to tell it to their face, even though it might turn around against you. Also, Tumblr is a website where almost anyone can see what you wrote. You don’t want to write something that you will regret later on in life. Trust me. I have seen this happen to a few people, and it is not a very pretty sight.

                There are, however, some people that actually use Tumblr the right way instead of using it for drama. Current Fort Mill High School Senior, Danzig Decsy, states, “I only use it to share funny pictures to make people feel good.” There can be good that comes out of Tumblr; it’s not all a bad thing. You just need to know how to use it in the right ways. I think that Tumblr is a great creation and is the perfect place for teenagers to go when they have nothing else to do or have no one else to talk to. It is just starting to get ridiculous with all of the drama that is floating around it. I just don’t want to see someone get hurt because of something that someone said to them over Tumblr. I’m sorry, but that is a sad excuse to be depressed. Tumblr really isn’t that bad of a place. Tumblr can be a great thing to have, you just need to know how to use it right to get the full enjoyment out of it.

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