Top 5 of our Favorite Things: Tumblr Sites
Behold, the Tumblrization Phenomenon is upon us! And the world can now be divided into roughly two groups: (1) the Tumblrs and (2) those who neither know nor care who or what Tumblr is. For the latter (just in case you do care secretly), Tumblr is a Twitter/blog hybrid format which enables easy sharing of the things you love (created by you or by someone else) with your followers, nay the world! Some call it “microblogging”, others prefer “linkblogging”. Whatever! Our eyelids are starting to sag, so back to the matter at hand: we rather like Tumblr, it embodies the spirit of bottom-up, collaborative, digital creativity which has come to define web content production and distribution. Huzzah! And here’s our favorite five Tumbleez, in order of preference (and limited to within the visual culture evolution remit of your very favorite SubmarineChannel):
1. ZombifyAnd no visual culture Top 5 would be complete without a couple of zombies staggering about. In the words of the creator him- (or her-, but we’re quite willing to bet it’s a him-)self, this site shows “found here every cool stuff about zombie.”
2. Three Frames
As the title suggests, this Tumblr pays homage to the glorious 3-frame Gif by taking three frames from cool-looking movies and looping them in a hypnotic / epilepsy-inducing series of eye-bytes. Whoever’s in charge has a lovely aesthetic which makes this extremely simple idea and format strangely inspiring.
3. Wreck & Salvage
We’ve been following these chaps for years with almost unhealthy amounts of enthusiasm. As suggested by their sexy/dramatic name, they sift through the oceans of trash known as the internet, salvage the best and wreck the rest. And by wreck we mean they make brilliant mashup videos , which established their reputation during the Bush-influenced epoch of remix wizardry. And now they’re Tumblring too!
4. Halfway Cinema
AT LEAST once a day this kindly Tumblr posts an image from a movie, which is the frame in the exact mid-point of the story. For some reason it’s really interesting! And poetic. Or maybe it’s just the somber weather today that makes it seem that way…
5. Movie of the Day
From box office giants to lesser-known arthouse flicks, this wonderbot visually paraphrases movies, picking out key frames and sequences and popping them on his Tumblr for the benefit of mankind – each and every day! Want to be a movie buff but don’t have the time / inclination to watch them all? This is the Tumblr for you!