Alright. Okay. Not that Tumbler. We’re talking about the website. Seriously, stop thinking about the glass! Tumblr can be a confusing place at first, especially with the whole not knowing who to follow. And despite Tumblr’s efforts to solve this with their recommendations, even that is a bit overwhelming.
So here. Seeing as Tumblr is the center of culture on the Internet, here are a few blogs to follow that best represent, curate, and comment on today’s culture.
While not boasting by any means the prettiest blog of the bunch, Pop Brain’s brains is, well, very pop-centric. The Tumblr is run by an Alex Rabinowitz and features daily if not hourly posts of relevance to pop culture news, movies, music, artists, the whole nine yards. He’s a must-follow for any pop enthusiast indeed.
Web hosting on the side, the Laughing Squid links to interesting content from around the web. While not limited to art, most of its posts are of concept pieces. There’s a few videos, too, as well as odd but intriguing gizmos for sale and the typical cat post here and there.
3. State Dept.
Yes, government and politics are boring, and yes, this Tumblr truly is nothing more than Hillary Clinton’s mouthpiece, but it does, in fact, offer up some useful information, especially if you’re a frequent at family conversations where politics is the topic. The blog posts eloquently, fact-based, and objective statements about current happenings with regards to US diplomacy.
4. New Yorker
It’s culture of a different sort; politics, cartoons, some dry humor, and criticisms. The New Yorker’s Tumblr is a fascinating blog, featuring mellow yet somehow still intriguing bits of opinion from around the web. Though not centralized around celebrities or pop culture necessarily, it is a must-follow for any enthusiast of thought.
Ah, Newsweek. The infamous magazine’s Tumblr child is an entertainment indeed, and features primarily curations of its breed from other sources (original content, it seems, is limited to the actual magazine. Gotta make a profit). The editors of the blog have, as is blatantly apparent from their comments, a great sense of humor, and their curating is notable to say the least.
“Read a little, learn a lot.” That’s the motto behind shortformblog, and they live up to it. The Tumblr features snippets from other articles, quotes from officials and celebrities, and simple, quick original paragraphs. It is quickly informative and always relevant to current events.
A likely liberally-bent publication, GOOD offers common sense articles on issues of importance in society. Though the Tumblr acts occasionally as a linkback service to its main website, good.is, it also reblogs content and curates some culture-oriented work and is, in the end, a more than worthy follow with a remarkably intelligent perspective on life.
8. Hungry iPod
Updated with less frequency than its competition, Hungry iPod sheds light on recently-released music, movie trailers, posters, and the likes of those sort things. The editor’s music taste is perhaps the blog’s best feature; he links not necessarily to radio song but more so to underground artists and their work, and seems to be quite fond of hip-hop.
An art and photography blog run by an Elizabeth, Imprecise brings to your dashboard some of the most unique pieces of expression and visualization that you’ll find on Tumblr. Though not all of her posts are original work – most are curations – everything on her blog digs a spot into your memory.