Reblog: Students, Gosblrs, and beards

We normally enjoy Tumblr, with all its pictures and music leaks. But it became especially unbearable this week and it’s partially our fault—so lets dig into this week’s edition of Reblog, the Daily Dot’s take on Tumblr, or the Internet’s diary for all things Ryan Gosling.

But let’s start with the good! We enjoyed “Shit my Students Write,” a Tumblr highlighting the things students mess up thanks to the lack of attention-span kids give to their teachers when they aren’t in an Adderall-induced state of mind.

It’s actually amusing to see what kids screw up and the nuggets of knowledge they dispense. “Divorce rates are going to be lower if you are not getting married,” wrote one student. And that’s the smartest thing we’ve heard in a while.

Not so dumb is this article I found from a high school journalism class (via Google News, no less) about how Tumblr is becoming the new “social network king.”

We learned it’s easier to become famous on Tumblr than it is on Twitter, you can post things on your Tumblr that people will see, and some random sophomore drops the name of Tumblr’s creator’s like he’s some sort of historical figure we all should know. So congratulations, Tumblr founder Dave Karp: To this generation, you are their Eli Whitney, the inventor we learned about but were never sure why.

The article did throw me off guard when Tumblr was described as a “king.” After all, Tumblr acts so queeny. Take the infiltration of all the new Ryan Gosling-themed Tumblrs that we found. Our boss has a sickness so we created Gosblr: The Ryan Gosling Tumblr Tumblr. I’ll be updating it against my will until Tumblr comes to its senses and installs a Gosling filter and tells everyone “enough.”

Finally this week, songstress Ke$ha created PUT YOUR BEARD IN MOUTH, which is not an euphemism, but rather Ke$ha chowing on beards. Zany! Fun fact: she had near perfect SAT scores, according to an NPR interview from earlier this year. We would love to see KE$HA TEACHES PRINCETON REVIEW CLASSES but this will have to do.


Jordan Valinsky

Jordan Valinsky

A former editorial operations specialist and staff writer for the Daily Dot, Jordan Valinsky is a tech reporter and web culture commentator. His work has been published by the Week, Digiday, CNNMoney, Popular Mechanics, Vice, Mic, and Betabeat.