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Anti-Social Media Version 3

After months of complaining, whining, and toiling, the third, more improved version of The Anti-Social Media is finally alive!

Besides the new design being totally sweet, the biggest difference is all on the insides. I’m now using WordPress, which is big boy blogging software, instead of Tumblr.

Tumblr is great blogging software if you ever want to have fun, share cool stuff with your friends, and all that, but WordPress is where we make serious blogs. Blogs where we can make fun of how terrible Mashable is and complain about how disgusting people are on Twitter. Also, there shouldn’t be any more of those Tumblr error messages. So if something goes wrong, the blame is all on me.

The one thing I have to note, and which is sad, is that all of the comments from the Tumblr-based version of The Anti-Social Media are lost to Disqus. I’ve never found Disqus to be a particularly good comment system, but I used it because it’s the only system that Tumblr allows for comments. I will miss your comments, but I encourage you to leave new and better comments. Don’t waste their sacrifice.

Anyways, enough of me talking about myself (that’s so social media of me). Welcome to the new site, and wipe your nasty feet before you come in here.

10 Responses to Anti-Social Media Version 3

  1. Carlee Mallard November 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    So you got rid of all your comments just because you don’t like Disqus and would rather have a simpler comment system?

    • Jay November 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

      No, I got rid of Disqus because of incompatibilities from switching from Tumblr to WordPress. Basically, Disqus keeps track of comments by assigning them to a URL. When we switched to WP, the URLs were all rewritten into a standard format vs. Tumblr’s proprietary format. When that happened, the comments got lost.

      I do like the simpler comment system better, and I’ve had Disqus flip out on me too many times that I don’t trust it. If I could keep the comments, I would, but I can’t figure out a way to do that without paying more money thasn this site is worth.

      • Grant Martin November 18, 2010 at 1:36 am #

        No worries, Jay. Who’s going to go back and read all those old comments anyway? Nobody, see? Heck, most of us don’t even have time to read what was written today. Onward and upward. That’s what I always say sometimes.

        • Jay November 18, 2010 at 3:25 am #

          I don’t know who, but I miss them already. it’s like losing a part of social history.

          Thankfully, they all exist somewhere on Disqus’ servers.

  2. Benjamin McCall November 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    you can integrate disqus in wordpress you know. good luck

    • Jay November 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

      I know it does, but I’ve had so many issues with it before I don’t trust it. The basic WordPress comment system works just fine.

  3. Deirdre Reid November 19, 2010 at 12:27 am #

    Cheers, it’s done! I like your new blog. It’s clean. I never thought I would care so much about clean, but I’m finding it’s important to me. Clean simple. I really don’t like all the busyness of some. Spending a lot of time these days looking at formats, colors, features and all that because I’m in the process of getting a big girl blog/website too.

    • Jay November 19, 2010 at 12:55 am #

      I too am so sick of ugly, crazy, and terrible designs that have ads in every bit of empty space that could have ever existed on their website. Glad you like!

  4. Michael Hanson November 19, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Welcome to WordPress! : )

    • Jay November 19, 2010 at 4:42 am #

      Thanks! It’s like that time I spent using Linux, except for blogging.