04 October 2011

The National Archives (NARA) on Tumblr!

The latest tool in NARA’s social media toolbox is Tumblr, a microblogging platform that allows users to share photos, videos, quotes, links, text, and audio files with the Tumblr community. The National Archives currently maintains five different “tumblelogs”:
The content within tumblelogs is meant to be brief and to the point. It is a great platform for sharing visually appealing content, such as documents and photos, from our holdings. With a large community already on Tumblr, users can easily share and re-post content to followers and watch the message spread! Staff members at Tumblr have created the “Spotlight,” a dedicated page within Tumblr that features some of the most interesting tumblelogs in a variety of categories. Tumblelogs featured in the Spotlight are chosen by Tumblr staff members as a way to draw attention to the most creative and innovative content. Searching through the Spotlight is a great way for users to find new tumblelogs to follow. Currently, AOTUS, Today’s Document, and Our Presidents have been featured in the Spotlight! 

Editor’s Note: We learned of this from the Autumn 2011 edition of the National Archives Researcher News. Previous issues are at this site:

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