rockthevote
rockthevote:

We’re proud to be helping to host the California SoS Candidate forum on 10/09 in Berkeley, CA. 
Join us right here on our tumblr tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. PST — we’ll be live-streaming the whole thing. 
Have a question that you absolutely want answered? We have good news for you! Post a question in our “Ask Me Anything”, we’ll be choosing a few select questions to ask during the forum! 

Calling all Californians and those who care about California as one of the state governments that sets the tone for the nation: Rock The Vote is collecting questions from Tumblr for tonight’s CA Secretary of State debate here, NOW.

rockthevote:

We’re proud to be helping to host the California SoS Candidate forum on 10/09 in Berkeley, CA. 

Join us right here on our tumblr tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. PST — we’ll be live-streaming the whole thing. 

Have a question that you absolutely want answered? We have good news for you! Post a question in our “Ask Me Anything”, we’ll be choosing a few select questions to ask during the forum! 

Calling all Californians and those who care about California as one of the state governments that sets the tone for the nation: Rock The Vote is collecting questions from Tumblr for tonight’s CA Secretary of State debate here, NOW.

staff

Stop slow lanes from ruining the Internet

staff:

By the way: If you’re interested, Tumblr has filed some wonky comments on net neutrality with the FCC, setting out our suggestions for how they can get this right. Have a read.

If you missed our video about how you can help, it’s right here.

And if you haven’t made your voice heard already, you can do so now.  

Hopefully you’ve seen some spinny wheels of death in your dash, and seen our fun video making the rounds. But you probably haven’t yet seen the robust comment Tumblr filed with the FCC last night. Wonky followers, enjoy!

ilovecharts
ilovecharts:Crazy thrilled to announce that tomorrow, August 26th — Women’s Equality Day — White House economist Betsey Stevenson will be taking over the blog for a Chartist in Residence Day.
We are handing Betsey that keys to the blog, and she will be discussing the importance of ensuring women earn a fair and equal wage, promoting the women’s economic agenda, and using terms I will have to Google.
Thank you to the awesome team over at the White House for helping bring this together. Tune in tomorrow and learn some stuff from probably the smartest person to ever post on this blog!
Love seeing the White House collaborate with Tumblr creators. Latest edition: WH Economist Betsy Stevenson is “Chartist in Residence” on I Love Charts today!

ilovecharts:

Crazy thrilled to announce that tomorrow, August 26th — Women’s Equality Day — White House economist Betsey Stevenson will be taking over the blog for a Chartist in Residence Day.

We are handing Betsey that keys to the blog, and she will be discussing the importance of ensuring women earn a fair and equal wage, promoting the women’s economic agenda, and using terms I will have to Google.

Thank you to the awesome team over at the White House for helping bring this together. Tune in tomorrow and learn some stuff from probably the smartest person to ever post on this blog!

Love seeing the White House collaborate with Tumblr creators. Latest edition: WH Economist Betsy Stevenson is “Chartist in Residence” on I Love Charts today!

whitehouse
whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.
Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

The White House’s ask box is officially open, and Valerie Jarrett will be answering your questions about LGBT rights in just under 24 hours. Ask away and then follow whitehouse to get some answers.

whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

The White House’s ask box is officially open, and Valerie Jarrett will be answering your questions about LGBT rights in just under 24 hours. Ask away and then follow whitehouse to get some answers.

icontherecord
icontherecord:

ODNI Releases Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities
June 27, 2104
In June 2013, President Obama directed the Intelligence Community to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive U.S. Government surveillance programs while protecting sensitive classified intelligence and national security information. Over the past year, I have declassified and authorized the public release of thousands of pages of documents relating to the use of critical national security authorities. 
Today, and consistent with my directive on August 29, 2013,  I am releasing information related to the use of these important tools, and will do so in the future on an annual basis. Accordingly, I have declassified and directed the release of the following information for calendar year 2013.
James R. ClapperDirector of National IntelligenceView the 2013 Statistical Transparency Report 

I guess Tumblr started a trend.

icontherecord:

ODNI Releases Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities

June 27, 2104

In June 2013, President Obama directed the Intelligence Community to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive U.S. Government surveillance programs while protecting sensitive classified intelligence and national security information. Over the past year, I have declassified and authorized the public release of thousands of pages of documents relating to the use of critical national security authorities.

Today, and consistent with my directive on August 29, 2013,  I am releasing information related to the use of these important tools, and will do so in the future on an annual basis. Accordingly, I have declassified and directed the release of the following information for calendar year 2013.

James R. Clapper
Director of National Intelligence

View the 2013 Statistical Transparency Report

I guess Tumblr started a trend.

mconideas

JOIN US!

mconideas:

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The largest annual conference on exploring 
how, where and why Millennials “do good.”

June 18 & 19 - Chicago

Three ways to join us for MCON14:

  1. For FREE: Like this post & you’re in a drawing for 2 free registrations! Winner announced 6/14 at 8 pm EST
  2. Watch online: Register now at themillennialimpact.com
  3. Participate: Ask questions thru Tumblr*

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We’re helping MCON reach young folk who are changing the world, and other people interested in how/why they’re doing it (that’s probably you!). Lots of ways to get involved - attending (for free!), submitting Qs, and viewing virtually. How will YOU do MCON14?

katiecouric

katiecouric:

Next Monday, June 16th, I’ll be live from the State Department with Secretary of State John Kerry. What would you like to ask him? Do you have questions about the oceans or environment? What global issues concern you? Submit your question or a photo that illustrates your question here.

And for all you coral-huggers out there, this is ALSO happening next week.

hillarytownhall

Ask Hillary a question

hillarytownhall:

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Ask away! Send your text questions for Hillary Clinton via the Submit button at the top of the page.  You can ask a text question or get creative and send us multimedia questions (Animated GIFs, images, videos).

Your question may be featured on air as part of our live town hall event with Christiane Amanpour at 5pm ET on Tuesday, June 17.

Annnd we’re at it again. This time, we’re partnered with CNN for the ONLY Town Hall event on Hillary’s book tour. Whether or not you’ve read the book, this is an awesome opportunity to pose your questions directly to the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. Submit early and often and encourage your friends/colleagues/followers to do the same - you could be on TV!

whitehouse

In Case You Missed It: President Obama Answers Your Education Questions

whitehouse:

Did you miss it? Watch today’s Tumblr Q&A right here to see President Obama answer questions on education, college affordability, and more.

So, this happened. We brought Tumblr to the White House and the President to Tumblr. This is a huge first (and hopefully not the last). Thanks to everyone who submitted fantastic, thoughtful questions. You showed the world just how special and relevant the Tumblr community is - and made your voices heard on a set of super important issues.

Sincerely, Liba from Tumblr HQ (aka libawr)

socialmediadesk

socialmediadesk:

Last week, we experimented with sending tweets from humans instead of robots on the NPR news twitter account.

When did we tweet?

We turned off the automated tweets during business hours and created the tweets ourselves. Monday through Wednesday we tweeted approximately every 8-10…

Fascinating anecdotal experiment from NPR. My guess would be the same is true on Tumblr. What do you think?

thecivicbeat

thecivicbeat:

References and further reading

  • Zeynep Tufekci has the best “so what now” political analysis of the outcome of #BringBackOurGirls.
  • Tech President has the most comprehensive account of how all this went down.
  • NBC News has the full story on how the drama of the American woman was credited as the creator of the hashtag.
  • BBC Trending reminds us that #RealMenDontBuyGirls is from 2011.
  • Al Jazeera’s Stream has the scoop on how people in Spain remixed their politician’s selfie to mock her.
  • The New York Time’s Lens interviews the photographer from the heavily mis-used photograph.
  • Compare Afrique has the counter narrative to Good US Soldiers Saving Africa.
  • Global Voices caught this story early and it was there that I first saw it.
  • Politico Now has the quote from Mike Rogers on hashtags and selfies.

More on hashtag activism.