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26

Feb

9 Tumblrs Every Environmentalist Should Follow

treehugger:

Yay! Mashable named us as one of 9 Tumblrs to follow! We’d like to thank all of our Tumblr friends for making this possible! We truly couldn’t have done it without you! 

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But that’s not all! The Tumblr for our sister site, Mother Nature Network, was also named to the list! Double yay! 

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Thank you so much! 

10

Aug

Photos of the day: 'Olympstagrams' showcase unique view of 2012 GamesWomen wearing tights with the image of the U.K. flag and the U.S. flag stand in the grass of London’s Olympic Park on July 27, the first official day of sporting events for the 2012 Summer Games. Just after Usain Bolt won the 200-meter dash on Aug. 9, Twitter reported that he also managed to set a “new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 [tweets per minute]” in response to his victory. Although the games are being dubbed the “Twitter Olympics” for good reason, plenty of other social media giants are bursting with Olympic excitement as well. Instagram is experiencing an impressive influx of “Olympstagrams” — there’s even a Tumblr devoted to rounding up the Olympics-related cellphone images.See more photos.

Photos of the day: 'Olympstagrams' showcase unique view of 2012 Games
Women wearing tights with the image of the U.K. flag and the U.S. flag stand in the grass of London’s Olympic Park on July 27, the first official day of sporting events for the 2012 Summer Games. Just after Usain Bolt won the 200-meter dash on Aug. 9, Twitter reported that he also managed to set a “new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 [tweets per minute]” in response to his victory. Although the games are being dubbed the “Twitter Olympics” for good reason, plenty of other social media giants are bursting with Olympic excitement as well. Instagram is experiencing an impressive influx of “Olympstagrams” — there’s even a Tumblr devoted to rounding up the Olympics-related cellphone images.

See more photos.

28

Feb

Concerned for Conservation: An open letter to Tumblr

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Dear Tumblr,

We are writing to ask you to consider adding a ‘Conservation’ or ‘Environment’ featured tag. 

We’re not outright asking. We know that featured tags are those that have a certain amount of traffic, but please consider the following:

1. The field of conservation is wide-ranging. As a result related content is tagged under a mix of terms. Combining the traffic for the following (and related) tags could amount to enough traffic for a featured tag. Like Science, with it’s different fields, combined under one umbrella term.

- Conservation

- Environment

- Sustainability (already featured in your directory)

- Eco-friendly

- Nature

- Climate Change

- Global Warming

- Wildlife Trade

- Recycling

- Renewable energy

- Endangered Species

Followers, please feel free to add to this list any tags that may have missed out.

2. It’s the right thing to do. Conservation issues are as pertinent to modern society as Science, Politics, Film, Fashion…….even Nail Art which has it’s own featured tag. 

3. Tumblr is opening up as a platform for high profile conservation organizations, much as Facebook and Twitter are now the most used platforms for sharing conservation news. 

- WWF

- ARKive

- National Resources Defence Council

- Mother Nature Network

- Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoot programme

- Scubazoo

- Greenpeace USA

[Edit] Forgot Earth Hour. How silly!

Social media is a powerful tool in conservation, and can make a difference in the “real world”. We’d hate to see Tumblr left out of the excitement. Especially with it’s viral powers. 

4. Tumblr has been an essential part of publicizing social and political changes in several countries during protests and revolutions last year. The content that would be featured in this tag involve changes that affect us globally, and deserve a share of the spotlight.

We hope you will consider looking at the combined content of the above tags to see if they merit a featured tag. 

As there is no central email to contact Tumblr on, please reblog and spread the word if you agree!

06

Feb

7 times social networking saved lives

7 times social networking saved lives

05

Feb

10 great green Tumblr accounts you should follow
Did we miss anyone?

10 great green Tumblr accounts you should follow

Did we miss anyone?

03

Jan

Did we miss any amazing green Tumblr blogs? Let us know!

Did we miss any amazing green Tumblr blogs? Let us know!

02

Jan

Did we miss any of the great green Tumblr blogs? Let us know!

Did we miss any of the great green Tumblr blogs? Let us know!

04

Dec

Some may argue that social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook are a waste of time, but here are seven real-life cases in which social networking saved lives.

Some may argue that social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook are a waste of time, but here are seven real-life cases in which social networking saved lives.