Posted by Taylor Siedlik
New social media fads come and go, with some people jumping onto the bandwagon right away, and others taking their time to adjust. Tumblr has become increasingly more common amongst users of all ages, especially college students looking to procrastinate. Ranging from television fandoms to how-to blogs, the official White House is now able to be followed as well.
President Obama has officially been on Twitter, so why not move to Tumblr? One look at the The White House on Tumblr blog shows just how current the Obama administration is in keeping up with the technology savvy youth of today. The White House is no longer some long off arena only to be occupied by the most successful and influential people in the United States, but something that proves that the president, and anybody in the administration, are just like us.
Pictures on the blog show photo shopped images of President Obama wearing the iconic bangs First Lady Michelle Obama debuted this year, as well as behind the scenes pictures and info graphics of happenings in the White House itself. Crucial for journalists as well as any American citizen, social media is providing new insights of things that normally would be completely lost.
Social media is offering new ways to see how others live their lives, even at one of the highest levels in our country. How do you think the White House and President Obama getting a Tumblr will affect how our generation views politics? Will this set a precedent for presidents to come?