Our Common Good

climateadaptation:

reuters:

Statement from the group purportedly sent to The Guardian:

This was just another part of our “anti-blogging” campaign. GNAA’s stance on blogging in general has always been a negative one: in short, blogging is lowering journalistic standards to the point where the number of friends a murderer has on Facebook has become news.

Read on…

Hacker group (which I fell victim to earlier today) complains about lowered journalistic standards by lowering standards of hacking. Irony dies a slow death…

theatlantic:

The Campaign Tumblr Is Dead! (Long Live the Campaign Tumblr!)

That’s partly because Tumblr is generally, in ways that other social media platforms aren’t always, lighthearted. It is generally, in ways that high-stakes political campaigns aren’t always, fun. On Tumblr, Olin and her team could post, on behalf of the president, things like this. And like this. And like this and this and this. They could joke and wink and otherwise Internet, in a context that both suited and rewarded the effort. In a campaign whose whole point was to convert voters from potential to actual, the Obama for America staff could tackle that stark task much more subtly than the blunt forces of political persuasion typically allow. They could build community — and the kind of group accountability that comes with it. An engaged voter is a likely voter.

Read more. [Image: White House Flickr]

volumenometry:

like, for real.
for actually.
we all love looking at hilarious pictures of paul ryan acting like a douche bag on this website, but if we don’t vote he’s gonna be VP and the joke’ll be on us.

volumenometry:

like, for real.

for actually.

we all love looking at hilarious pictures of paul ryan acting like a douche bag on this website, but if we don’t vote he’s gonna be VP and the joke’ll be on us.

barackobama:

Last night, we asked you to send in the best GIF you could think of to help signal-boost a post about our voter registration tool.
Meeting the moment, this from keifujimi.
Now make sure you can vote, Tumblr: 

barackobama:

Last night, we asked you to send in the best GIF you could think of to help signal-boost a post about our voter registration tool.

Meeting the moment, this from keifujimi.

Now make sure you can vote, Tumblr:
 

Tumblr keeps telling me I have 100 new posts for my dash.  I click and there are really just two or three…  It has not recovered completely.

election:

Next Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day 
In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2012, resources to educate and mobilize voters have dwindled, fueling worries that many folks - especially young people - won’t turn out.
We want to make sure no one is left out, so we’ve partnered with volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country who are hitting the streets on September 25.
If you’re not registered, or need to renew your registration, check out www.tumblr.com/meetups to find an event near you.
If you’re already registered - or if there’s no event near you - organize your own NVRD meetup at www.tumblr.com/meetups/organize. We’ll send you everything you need!
For more info, follow NVRD on Tumblr and look for the tag 925NVRD.

election:

Next Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day 

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2012, resources to educate and mobilize voters have dwindled, fueling worries that many folks - especially young people - won’t turn out.

We want to make sure no one is left out, so we’ve partnered with volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country who are hitting the streets on September 25.

If you’re not registered, or need to renew your registration, check out www.tumblr.com/meetups to find an event near you.

If you’re already registered - or if there’s no event near you - organize your own NVRD meetup at www.tumblr.com/meetups/organize. We’ll send you everything you need!

For more info, follow NVRD on Tumblr and look for the tag 925NVRD.

Welcome Guest Editors: Inothernews & Hipster Libertarian

inothernews:

election:

Today, Tumblr’s official Election blog pivots into a new phase of the 2012 election cycle, and with that maneuver comes other changes. Many, many appreciative thanks to our convention bloggers — Aminatou Sow, Bobby Finger, Jason Oberholtzer, Jayel Aheram, Meg Lanker-Simons, and Tag Savage. Stellar work all, and we’ll see you in four years.

Though it began with the conventions, the Election blog will now expand to cover all (principally national) races and related political news and commentary. To aid in this effort, the blog will feature a rotating cast of weekly guest editors selected from the Tumblr community. These guest editors will come in pairs, and we’ll do our best to recruit a broad diversity of perspectives, opinions, biases, backgrounds, styles, notoriety, and experience.

To that end, please welcome our inaugural guest editor duo: Inothernews and The Hipster Libertarian. The Election blog’s ask box and submission box remain open for business, so feel free to hit them (and us) with questions and suggestions anytime. Let’s make with the electioneering.

Hey-o!  So proud to be part of this!  First post coming soon!

timekiller-s:

kyles-hetalian-test-tubicles:

I’ve been seeing this going around. Something is hacking into people’s accounts and posting these “get rich quick” schemes into their blogs.

If you see something like this on your dash, DON’T CLICK THE LINKS.

I don’t know enough about the situation as to whether or not it’s safe to visit the person’s blog and tell them they’ve been hacked or what. I have no idea if the hacking program changes people’s passwords too.

If this ever happens to me, I’d probably have to make a new account or something.

I’m just putting this out here to warn people, so please spread the word.

I’ve been seeing this A LOT lately, so yes, signal boost.

Joe Rospars, the chief digital strategist for President Obama’s reelection campaign, named the blog network Tumblr as his favorite way to generate social-media engagement.

Twitter: The 140-Character News Cycle Dominates Conventions - NationalJournal.com

As well he should—the Obama Tumblr is doing it entirely right. 
(via markcoatney)

brooklynmutt:

Twitter and Tumblr Set Their Relationship Status to ‘It’s Complicated’
Read: The Atlantic Wire

brooklynmutt:

Twitter and Tumblr Set Their Relationship Status to ‘It’s Complicated’

Read: The Atlantic Wire

staff:

TUMBLING THE CONVENTIONS
Next week, activists, celebrities, candidates, journalists, and other interested citizens will descend on Tampa, FL for the Republican National Convention; a few days later, Charlotte, NC will welcome the Democratic Convention’s counterparts. Tumblr will be on the ground with them. With 77 days to go until election day here in the US, today we’re kicking off a host of opportunities for you to follow the developments and get behind the scenes of the political process.Six Tumblr bloggers will have the chance to experience the conventions first-hand. Follow election.tumblr.com for their exclusive coverage of the sights, sounds, personalities, protests, politics, and parties in Tampa and Charlotte. If you’re local, we’d love to see you at one of our official meetups when we’re in town. We’re hosting a DJ block party in Tampa and a convention-watch party in Charlotte.For broader election coverage from the Tumblrverse between now and November 6, track the Election 2012 tag.If there’s something you’d like to see our bloggers cover from the conventions, please send tips to election.tumblr.com via Fan Mail. And, in case you haven’t yet registered to vote, you’ll find a link for that on the convention/election blog too!

Whoops - a lot of us have been using #2012 elections -ya know there is more than one election taking place that day.  ;) 

staff:

TUMBLING THE CONVENTIONS

Next week, activists, celebrities, candidates, journalists, and other interested citizens will descend on Tampa, FL for the Republican National Convention; a few days later, Charlotte, NC will welcome the Democratic Convention’s counterparts. Tumblr will be on the ground with them. With 77 days to go until election day here in the US, today we’re kicking off a host of opportunities for you to follow the developments and get behind the scenes of the political process.

Six Tumblr bloggers will have the chance to experience the conventions first-hand. Follow election.tumblr.com for their exclusive coverage of the sights, sounds, personalities, protests, politics, and parties in Tampa and Charlotte.

If you’re local, we’d love to see you at one of our official meetups when we’re in town. We’re hosting a DJ block party in Tampa and a convention-watch party in Charlotte.

For broader election coverage from the Tumblrverse between now and November 6, track the Election 2012 tag.

If there’s something you’d like to see our bloggers cover from the conventions, please send tips to election.tumblr.com via Fan Mail. And, in case you haven’t yet registered to vote, you’ll find a link for that on the convention/election blog too!

Whoops - a lot of us have been using #2012 elections -ya know there is more than one election taking place that day.  ;) 

The back-and-forth between the campaign’s Tumblr and its followers, and the enthusiasm it engenders, is typified by the story of April Watkins. In December, the University of Kentucky grad, who blogs under the nickname Apsies, launched an online campaign to get Obama to follow her on Tumblr. Watkins posted a .gif of Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s character in Parks and Recreation, frowning, with the caption “Barack Obama still hasn’t followed me.” It quickly picked up steam, and eventually the Obama Tumblr team caught wind. They followed her, reblogged the post with a Parks and Recreation joke—”You had us at Leslie Knope”—and let the good vibes roll. The original post received 8,270 notes; in March, the Obama campaign staff cited it in a slideshow on their social-media strategy.

sonicmeplease:

Okay guys, I’ve seen tumblr do some amazing things, and while i know it’s usually for a worthier cause than for something as simple as my problem…But anyway. Here it is. I’m in college, and I have absolutely no money. My mom works in a cafeteria and doesn’t have a job for the summer so she can’t help, I very recently got a job at a McDonald’s, because i have to pay the rent. But yesterday I fell down the stairs and I broke my leg. I won’t be able to work for about a month and half, and I’m not having any money at all come in If i had any other options, I wouldn’t ask this of anyone, But i sell Custom painted shoes on Etsy here They’re a bit expensive, but in my opinion they’re rather good. If everyone could reblog this, and help spread the word, or even buy a pair if you can and want to, Maybe I can sell enough to make rent. Thank you in advance to everyone who bothers. 

<3 

inothernews:

We can’t wait to see, hear and read all about how Room 220 is totally kicking butt out there.

detroitsomething:

My name is Ray Stoeser.  I am a high school teacher living and working in Detroit.  Below is a testament to the power of Tumblr and social networking.  Most importantly it is about how 554 complete strangers helped change the lives of my Detroit students.

The Power of Tumblr.  The Beauty of Strangers.

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Climate Adaptation

scienceon:

Blog: climateadaptation.tumblr.com

Fields Discussed: Climate Change, Adaptation, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Conservation, Ecosystems, Species Habitat, Cities, Land Use, Agriculture, Demographics.

Extra Information: I’m an environmental consultant based in Massachusetts. I blog adapting to - rather than defeating - climate change.

Great blog.