In order to feel confident participating in a community, you had to study the vibe. When you do, you see everything in that tag, including things you disagree with. Some people in fandom are also moving to Twitter, which has similar problems to Tumblr in terms of privacy, harassment and open tags. Fandoms flocked to Tumblr, and it soon became a warm collection of LiveJournal refugees who were all eager to make new friends. One user, who asked to remain anonymous, told Kotaku that they met their first girlfriend there. Posts that might have languished in obscurity on your personal LiveJournal could be broadcast openly to everyone who liked the thing you like.
Karlee. Age: 23.
The fandom for Elementary ended up having to change the tag they used to talk about the show in order to avoid fighting with Sherlock fans.
Amiya. Age: 23.
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Shelby, who joined Tumblr around , said that the format of the site was a breath of fresh air. Force fandom out of this place and make us resettle elsewhere. Some people in fandom are also moving to Twitter, which has similar problems to Tumblr in terms of privacy, harassment and open tags. This, combined with the difficulty of having a conversation on the site, means that many Tumblr users who speak in haste, or wrote something when they were younger that they no longer agree with, have their words out there forever.