Tumblr IRL is a music series we produce where we give a band a space and they get to do whatever they want with it, put their style all over it, fill it with whatever they’re interested in. Like a real-life Tumblr, see? Done these with Portugal. the Man, Chromeo, Childish Gambino, and a bunch of other bright young things like that.
“Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She’s the single most important person to what street style is today.”—Kanye West, of who Kanye West is today, recommending that you follow crfashionbook. (via GQ)
Hey, you seem like a nerd in all the right ways. Want to ask a question at LeakyCon 2014? Go ahead and do it.
Wait, who are you even asking? Who cares! They’re going to have a room full of special guests and a box of asks. Which guest gets asked what, however, is up to fate. It’s going to be random and weird in all the ways to which you are accustomed. Yes: this is going to be a hoot.
A few minutes went by where underlines weren’t showing up in links on the dashboard. And just look, you brilliant things immediately started roleplaying the situation. We give you lemons, and you make lemonade, a lemon meringue pie, and an essay about what it means to be a lemon.
All this week we’ve been showcasing State of Art Tumblrs submitted by our readers as part of the #dazedstates online project. Today’s winner is Yung Bubba, a Texas State University art student who works in digital and physical collage.
We want to see US art Tumblrs that represent the best in American creativity now – submit here.
Deeply flattering: dazeddigital is doing this great two-pronged thing about Tumblr right now.
The first prong is their Tumblr of the Day series. It’ll last for six weeks, a week each for: art, film, literature, sex, fashion, and music. Follow them all.
The second prong is Tumblr Day. Today is Tumblr Day! Happy Tumblr Day! Dazed is using Tumblr Day to explore what they call “Tumblrcore” in its many forms. They’re pop-quizzing mollysoda about America, interviewing artist Michael Manning about the post-internet movement, and doing all kinds of Tumblrcore stuff until tomorrow, when the neo-Tumblrcore era begins.
And now Hillary Clinton will be taking your questions. Anything you want to ask the former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and Smasher of Ceilings, now’s your chance. She’ll be providing answers live to Christiane Amanpour on CNN, on June 17th.
"Well that’s fun," you say. "But what distinguishes this Q&A from every other Q&A that has preceded it?" A brave question! Here is your answer: You can submit your questions in GIF form. Has anyone ever conducted an interview via GIF? Probably not! Go ahead and be the first. Plus, someone will probably make a GIF of Hillary Clinton answering your GIF. That’ll be a first, too. This is a big old pile of history happening right now.
Remember when we announced the Tumblr Fellowship program for the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum? Well, we found 10 social-digital-actual geniuses to be a part of it, and they’re in New York right now to hobnob and debate with other bright minds at the intersection of society and the internet.
Here’s a simple proposition: no one should be able to spy on your internet activity. Not criminals, not jealous lovers, not the government of the United States. That’s what Reset the Net is asking for. It’s an effort to educate people about their online privacy, and to push websites and apps to put proper security measures into place.
What are we doing here at Tumblr? Well, for a while now you’ve been able to add an extra layer of security to your dashboard by going to your Account Settings and turning on SSL. This encrypts any communication between your computer and our servers, and we’ll be making it the default setting by the end of the year. SSL changes literally nothing about your actual experience on Tumblr. It’s the same thing, just more secure.
That’s how security should be: completely expected and kind of boring. That’s the promise we’re making you. If you want the whole internet to be as uneventfully safe as Tumblr, sign the pledge.