Tumblarity: Tumblr introduces new stats page, to mixed reviews
People have responded with overwhelming positivity to the stats aspect of Tumblarity, which shows your follower count, how many posts you've made, your numbers of likes and reblogs, and the kinds of posts you make. The competition aspect, which uses a Tumblarity score derived from some private algorithm involving a combination of these numbers, rubbed some people the wrong way. To be fair, Tumblr never said Tumblarity was a competition, but they did introduce global and local leader boards.
What do you think, Download Squad readers? Does competition on the social web make things more fun, or does it encourage some kinds of "popular" content and drown out others?
|Yay! Competition is fun!||165 (22.0%)|
|Boo! It will only hurt feelings and stifle creativity.||184 (24.5%)|
|Meh. I'll post what I want, regardless of some silly scoring system.||401 (53.5%)|