Increasingly, Federal agencies (like us here at the Bureau of Land Management) are using Tumblr to share photos, science, events, initiatives, and other great content with the Tumblr community. Here’s a list of some awesome Federal government blogs you should be following on Tumblr. It’s probably not exhaustive, but these are the ones we know about that post more than occasionally.
Reblog and help share the word:
America’s Great Outdoors: The Department of the Interior (our parent agency) shares an amazing photo a day of your public lands.
Bureau of Reclamation: Reclamation, and Interior Dept agency, is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States.
Congress in the Archives: Since the First Congress in 1789, the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have documented the history of the legislative branch. The National Archives helps you explore this history.
Conservation at Work: The Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the Department of Agriculture, posts photos of conservation on farms and other private lands across the nation.
Fish and Wildlife Service: The Pacific Region of the FWS encompasses extraordinary ecological diversity. Photos, science, and more.
Internal Revenue Service: Because who doesn’t want tax information on Tumblr? Useful tips, videos, etc., straight from the IRS.
My Public Lands: The awesomeness of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more than 245 million acres of amazing lands, as told by students, interns, and newer employees.
Our Presidents: One space to bring the past 13 Presidents together. Discover behind-the-scenes history here. Managed by the National Archives.
National Archives: News and current events from the United States National Archives and Records Administration whose holdings include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, military records, Presidential records, and millions of other documents related to the Federal Government.
Peace Corps: Life is calling. How far will you go? Get up close with the amazing work done by peace corps volunteers.
U.S. Department of State: Videos, photos, testimony, and updates from the State Department. Foreign policy updates on Tumblr—how cool is that?
Today’s Document: Highlighting interesting documents the National Archives’ holdings—both the well-known and the obscure—to observe historical events (usually the significant events but sometimes just the curious ones).
USA.gov: Government made easy. On Tumblr. Enough said.
US National Archives Exhibits: Images and stories from the National Archives related to “Searching for the Seventies: the DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” the newest exhibition on display at the Archives’ facility in Washington, DC.
But wait, there’s more!
Preservation at the National Archives: All things preservation at the National Archives and Records Administration. Posts to this site come from all of the Preservation Programs departments, including: Conservation, St. Louis Preservation, and National Preservation Programs.
Share an Unpublished Tumblr Draft: To give a sneak peek to a post before it’s published to Tumblr, start by saving the post as a draft. Access your drafts then click the upper-right corner of the post. A page in your blog template appears. Copy and share the temporary URL of that page. Once published, the sneak-peek URL no longer works.
Facebook is the “most important” social media site for about 10% fewer teenagers than it was a year ago, according to a new PiperJaffray survey of over 5,000 teenagers. The teens surveyed are less interested in Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, and Tumblr too. Of the major sites included in the survey, only Pinterest has grown. (Instagram was not included in the survey in spring 2012).
…and there are all sorts of amazing educational bloggers on there. And then…
World-shaker Michael Vaughn is the earth-rumbling voice behind world-shaker, the blog that compiles the best of what Tumblr has to offer the world of education. This technology educator also gives social-media presentations for students and other educators, blending elements of humor while explaining how Web 2.0 is changing the face of education. This one is a must for any educator who enjoys Tumblr.
I don’t even know what to say! I’m humbled. To be included on a list with folks like:
These graphs represent the network created by tumblr bloggers who reblogged a previous post of mine. The first graph corresponds to the network formed after 2 days, and the second one is the same network after 3 days. In both networks, there are some clusters, where a blogger reblogs my post and after that successive rebloggings are occuring from his/her followers. I created a little program in Mathematica, which can read the notes of the post and identify who reblogged from whom.
I have attributed a name to some of these clusters by the name of the blog located in the root of the cluster. For example, my cluster is the number 1. The biggest cluster though, for the first graph, is that of jtotheizzoe. For the second graph, the huge cluster is that of n-a-s-a, which has its origin from the jtotheizzoe’s cluster (number 2)… The seperated couples at the bottom are users that have reblogged my post by the ‘likes’ list’ of the other user, and then I couldn’t know where they came from…
I really enjoy that, and I’m curious how the structure of the network will look like eventually…
This a very cool analysis of Tumblr post spread. It’s very interesting to see how content spreads over days from the original poster, and how its life span and amplification change. It’s sharing, visualized.