There’s a family of website that predated (and in most ways anticipated) tumblr. They rely on a single-image post, sometimes with a short explanatory caption, that follows a general humorous theme. Most are driven by user-submitted content and update several times a day.
Is there a name for these things? Can I call them prototumblrsaurs? (Prototumblrcephalous? Prototumblrtops?)
I mostly ask because I saw something on a trip to the Badlands that made me think there might be room on the internet for one more:
What do we think? With enough of these (and enough sharp-eyed readers) could we have a “Handicapped Inaccessible” prototumblrsaurus in the making? Better to just post it straight to Failblog and forget about it? Make it as a tumblr instead?
I’m genuinely curious. My familiarity with photo-driven blogs and content is limited. I’ve been selling myself as a writer all these years, and MA101 remains stubbornly word-driven despite the upswing in visual aids.
Leave me your thoughts! And maybe a photo of a badly-placed “handicapped” sign while you’re at it?