Tumblr’s been abuzz for the past hour or so from the latest high profile addition to the site’s ranks — President Obama, specifically his 2012 presidential campaign. I learned of it when Tumblr staffer Topher Chris posted the photo of Obama above with a reblog button photoshopped onto his lapel. My only question is — what took him so long? Is he just now finding out about all the LULZ to be had on Tumblr through sites like Kanye’d by the Bell?
We’d like this Tumblr to be a huge collaborative storytelling effort—a place for people across the country to share what’s going on in our respective corners of it and how we’re getting involved in this campaign to keep making it better.
It’s possible because of Tumblr’s submission feature.
You can send us a few paragraphs about how your latest phonebanking gig went or why you’re in for 2012. Share the latest chart you saw that made you go “woah.” Ask a question. Upload a photo of 2012 t-shirts or signs you see out in the wild. Pass along jokes, particularly if they’re funny. And if you’re among the Tumbl-inclined, send us posts you’ve published on your own Tumblr that we should look at re-blogging.
There will be trolls among you: this we know. We ask only that you remember that we’re people—fairly nice ones—and that your mother would want you to be polite.
Thanks, Tumblr. We’re looking forward to getting to know you.
Meanwhile, the best thing to come out of this may prove to be the Fake John McCain Tumblr that popped up almost immediately after it was announced that Obama had signed up. This is what’s known as an instafollow, kids.
I can’t wait to see what sort of stuff the Obama Tumblr puts out. I think it’d be absolutely hilarious if it just reblogs deifying Obama gifs like the one below along with a steady stream of unflattering photos of Republicans. That’s what Tumblr’s for, after all.