“The fad journalism model is being brought down by poorly written and poorly presented content that is greatly inferior to content produced by experts, they say. To put it bluntly, if you need information on a subject, would you rather rely on the edited and proofread opinion of an expert, or the misspelled musings from some guy sitting in his basement?”—Citizen journalism on its way out? (sfnblog)
“The baby-doll dress is dead,” Sarah Easley, an owner of Kirna Zabête, the directional SoHo store, said with no small degree of satisfaction. “The designer customer is looking for a little more tailoring.”—The Pour-Me-Into-It Party Dress (NYT)
“You can learn the entire thing in like three days," says Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi. "My advice is instead of going to journalism school, go to school for something concrete like medicine or some kind of science or something and then use the knowledge you get in that field as a wedge to get yourself into journalism.”—(Romenesko)
I want a little “reblogged” graphic and having the whole mess show up within a blockquote or differentiated in some other way so people on the outside get the idea that’s not you talking.
Furthermore I want all the different kinds of posts to do this auto-credit thing, and I want my imported feeds to show the little rss graphic and “imported from” line on the outside as well as on the dashboard.
I’m so demanding, but credit where credit is due is an important concept, especially on the internet! — dawnowar
Put me on the Me-Too Bandwagon. I’ve had a post requesting this sort of feature knocking around in my head for a while now, but I couldn’t quite find a good way to phrase it. I’m glad somebody finally beat me to the punch. As long as we’re blue-skying feature sets, it would be really cool if reblog could keep track of the entire attribution chain, at least once a post enters the tumblr-verse. I have a quirky personal fondness for long attribution chains. I just like the idea of internet detritus “tumbl[ing] from jacobbijani to toldorknown to dawnowar.”
It would also be kind of cool if we could set an attribution name that’s different from our username. I’m not sure if I’d want to be attributed as owenj23, OWenJ, Brian or Attention Deficit Department, but it would be cool if I got to choose. And it would allow my internal debates regarding attributions of rod/toldorknown and bil/cubicle17 (among others) to be settled at the source.
Oh yeah, and I want the attribution to link to the original post. Plus, I’d like to be able to reblog things from channels. Also, make Dan get his own blog, because “tumbled from Dan on Marco.org to Marco” is syntactically confusing. And I would like a pony for Christmas. Please.