…is that you can’t see how many people folks follow, or how many people follow them. That is an interesting shift in social mores ….. compared say to Twitter. I wonder if Tumblr has thought about a widget that would allow people to declare that information publicly. For the early bloggers, that was the Feedburner widget. What do you think, @dick? (Of course, I’ve typed more than 140 characters, so Dick will never see this…)
(Then I thought, well, I’ll link to @dick with this URL: http://twitter.com/#!/dickc, but then I realized, Dick will never know I linked to him, which was totally the *opposite* of how linking used to work, when most active bloggers knew who was linking back to them as a matter of course - it was part of our shared platform that we’d be notified of incoming links. Not so on Twitter or Tumblr, but we have “RTs” and “Notes” instead. I think we should have all of it, after all, why not?)
The world keeps shifting its conversational mores, don’t it.