Tag Archives: Tumblr

Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia & What We Can Learn

A few weeks ago, I presented on the presence of eating disorder content (pro-ana/pro-mia) on social media and talked about how detrimental it can be to people who struggle with self-image and eating disorders. But, due to the brevity of my presentation, I couldn’t capture the entire picture; there are positive sides to social media, […]

A Contagious Community: Self-Harm Blogs on Tumblr

“Nobody knows I have this blog. It helps me. Tumblr is powerful because it shows that you’re not alone. You can see that you’re not the only one who’s struggling. But…my Tumblr dashboard can be really triggering sometimes…It can make you start self-harming too. It encourages me to cut.” – a Tumblr user who runs one […]

Cry Me a River

I can imagine one of the great frustrations of parenting a toddler is the amount of unexpected, unpredictable crying. A typical toddler will cry because their shoes are blue, not red or they are being put in their ever-dreaded car seat…again. And sometimes there simply is no reason. Greg Pembroke is as patient a dad […]

The End of an Empire?

I’m beginning to hate Facebook. My friends are beginning to hate Facebook. In fact, the only person I know who still finds Facebook interesting is my mom, but then again, she does not visit the site too frequently. According to the new social media tracking company called SocialBakers, “the number of Americans using Facebook fell by […]

Express Yourself

With their site launching in October and their app launching in November, Pheed has been able to climb to the top of the app store as the #1 social networking app, this is above both Facebook and Twitter.  Not only that, but Pheed is now #16 out of all free apps in the app store.   […]

Every Day I’m Tumbln’

I have a confession to make – I have a bit of an obsession with Tumblr. It started small; every now and then, I would check one specific Tumblr page that I liked. Then, the obsession grew… I created an account to start following a variety of Tumblrs. Eventually, I started my own Tumblr page […]

Getting Serious About Social Media

I have always thought of myself as somewhat of a social media aficionado. I had AIM and an email account during middle school, I got a Facebook account as soon as high school began, it was in early 2009 that I joined the Twitter world, and I joined Tumblr that year as well. And now, […]