Stomach suddenly twinging, Ally froze as she held against a sudden emergency, relaxing as the spasm eventually subsided. Despite holding her hardest, Ally felt a noticeable lump in her daytime-diaper. Giggling and spiddling as Mommy slipped it over her head, Ally crinkled jubilantly as Mommy snapped her up. Drawing her legs into the dotted pajamas, Mommy continued to coo over the girl. Maybe we can try again sometime soon but…I think you need to wear baby diapers for a while, OK sweetie? Kissing the sweet, ambivalent little on her head, Mommy turned to fetch the present she promised her good girl.
The Atlantic Crossword
Pop quiz: what is the favorite social networking site of Americans under age 25? If you guessed Facebook you are way behind the eight-ball, because Tumblr now enjoys more regular visits from the youth of America. So I delved deeper; this article describes what I discovered while exploring the Tumblr network. What are the young and restless doing on Tumblr all day? The answer is more complicated than it first appears and speaks to the continuing importance of the public web in the era of the walled garden.
‘Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine’
It is, after all, pretty much the point of Facebook. Sexualized pictures of young women, sometimes uploaded by themselves, sometimes uploaded by others, have always been a kind of currency for pageviews and attention on the Internet, from the lowest common denominator 4chan, for example to more mainstream sites like the Huffington Post. To the extent that one can trace the origins of a meme, GPOY seems to have arisen from the murky depths of Tumblr's earliest days, when the microblogging website was populated primarily by young, anonymous women. The tradition began maybe most notoriously on MySpace, which managed to brand not just the act of taking a photo of oneself, but also a particular angle and pose. However, Tumblr was the first platform to provide the option of hashtagging a photo, or of course, a set of photos, for no particular reason. GPOY allowed the Tumblr user to abandon almost all pretense of modesty. These are not photos for your "profile," these are just photos of yourself or, as the girls themselves sometimes say, "My Face". As Tumblr is one of the few platforms that started out dominated by women, and offered the ability to post photos and tag them, it was the ideal place for GPOY to start. Clicking on the gpoy tag in tumblr takes you to some pretty interesting places. A lot of pictures, of course.
The first is that it barely survived. The total volume of visits to the site is in decline, as is the number of visits per unique visitor, as is the amount of time that visitors spend on the site. From to , the average site visit dropped by nearly a minute, and the average number of pages per visit dropped by more than one and a half. Even more striking, the average monthly volume of traffic to the Tumblr login page by U. The numbers are stark, but not surprising. Until , when Yahoo still owned Tumblr but was not yet itself owned by Verizon and had not yet merged with AOL, it had an in-house research team tasked with understanding the mechanics and sociology of the various websites it owned.