Comment on The place to think… by Michelle Xu

Wow, I really enjoyed your comment about the importance of developing social capital. I immediately thought of Tumblr, as my own Tumblr has recently deviated from posting about my personal life to simply reblogging content from other bloggers. With Tumblr, I’ve felt like it is simply more convenient for me to reblog others’ content than for me to curate my own, which has taken a toll in how I think my Tumblr profile truly describes me. Rather than speaking in my own words and style about what I find valuable in life, my personality is curated through others’ content. I wonder if this dependency has to do with the connectedness of the Internet.