I’m amused by the discussions currently going on among followers of the education tag and the editors of the highlighted post stream. I like the idea that they could work together to develop some shared criteria that will push posts to the forefront. However, if I’m reading the responses correctly, it looks like people feel as though the posts featured on the tag only represent a range of viewpoints.
I think it’s hard when you’re on tumblr and you want to come in contact with varied points of view, but most of what you read in your stream comes from the same bloggers. I think if you’re like most people, the list of tumblrs you follow doesn’t shift dramatically or often.
I think if you really want to be a contributing member of the education community on tumblr, you should go outside the garden walls and find links, articles, and content that aren’t yet memes and aren’t yet showing up in your streams. Tumblrs that act as gatekeepers to the rest of the internet are the ones that, I think, are most valuable, because they give us a chance to broaden our perspectives.
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- adventuresinlearning answered: I agree, the only problem with out Tumblr allows you to promote….. would great if we could promote post from outside of tumblr
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- wordless-stanza answered: Absolutely. I think it was Mill who said that true progress comes from diversity of perspective & unobstructed exchange of ideas.
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