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This comic plays with the [http://www.google.com/trends/?q=blog,tumblr,wordpress,livejournal google trends for the terms blog, tumblr, wordpress and livejournal].
 
This comic plays with the [http://www.google.com/trends/?q=blog,tumblr,wordpress,livejournal google trends for the terms blog, tumblr, wordpress and livejournal].
  
Ok, let's see: blog, you know what that is because <s>you are currently reading one</s> (explainxkcd until recently was one).  Tumblr is a more of a "micro-blogging" site, which has taken off due to the prevalence of animated gifs and funny photos. Wordpress is a type of blog software.  Livejournal is a sort of personal blog site that as you can see hasn't been really popular at all since 2004-2005.
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*Blog: a website with opinions and comments
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*Tumblr: a "micro-blogging" site, which has taken off due to the prevalence of animated gifs and funny photos.  
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*Wordpress: a type of blog software.   
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*Livejournal: is a sort of personal blog site that as you can see hasn't been really popular at all since 2004-2005.
  
 
As you can see in the caption and then the image text, there is no way that newscasters will reference the "Tumblrverse" because all the reactions will be filled with animated gifs of a person in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Zph323Dos a raptor suit falling over] or [http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yes-this-is-dog a dog answering a phone].
 
As you can see in the caption and then the image text, there is no way that newscasters will reference the "Tumblrverse" because all the reactions will be filled with animated gifs of a person in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Zph323Dos a raptor suit falling over] or [http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yes-this-is-dog a dog answering a phone].

Revision as of 14:09, 9 December 2013

Ablogalypse
Plus the reaction in the Tumblverse is always 'repeatedly get hit by a dog and fall down the stairs'.
Title text: Plus the reaction in the Tumblverse is always 'repeatedly get hit by a dog and fall down the stairs'.

Explanation

This comic plays with the google trends for the terms blog, tumblr, wordpress and livejournal.

  • Blog: a website with opinions and comments
  • Tumblr: a "micro-blogging" site, which has taken off due to the prevalence of animated gifs and funny photos.
  • Wordpress: a type of blog software.
  • Livejournal: is a sort of personal blog site that as you can see hasn't been really popular at all since 2004-2005.

As you can see in the caption and then the image text, there is no way that newscasters will reference the "Tumblrverse" because all the reactions will be filled with animated gifs of a person in a raptor suit falling over or a dog answering a phone.

It has already happened, as of November 11, 2012.

Transcript

In about six months, the word "Tumblr" will eclipse "blog" in Google popularity. I doubt TV anchors will start talking about "reactions in the Tumblverse," but then again, I still can't believe we got them to say "blogosphere."

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Discussion

Actually, the august 18 date was premature; blog beat tumblr over the rest of august and so they didn't cross in August. Revised data showed that the crossing actually occurred for the first time in november 2012. 75.103.23.206 22:32, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

I updated it. Randall's guess was only a month off. --98.203.241.55 17:41, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Guys this is sad: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=xkcd&cmpt=q&tz= 173.245.56.180 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This one's sadder. All of them are in decline.

XKCD seems to be accurate: https://trends.google.fr/trends/explore?date=all&q=blog,tumblr,wordpress,livejournal 162.158.89.175 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Guys, check again, we are entering the penumbra, the sun will shine again on the blogospheroid.
  • is it worth noting that blog is winning? --141.101.98.178 19:21, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=tumblr,blog,wordpress,livejournal