One of the great things about Tumblr is that people use it for just about every conceivable kind of expression. People being people, though, that means that Tumblr sometimes gets used for things that are just wrong. We are deeply committed to supporting and defending our users’ freedom of speech,…
Tumblr Insights: Election 2012 Report
With the U.S. presidential campaign already off to a roaring start, news from the Republican primary contests has been a major topic across Tumblr. As we near another crescendo in Florida, we were curious how the campaign—from the numerous debates and rallies, to election ads and gaffes—has played out so far in terms of the type and quantity of attention received by each candidate on Tumblr.
The first graph shows how frequently each candidate’s name appeared in posts. The second shows other tags most frequently associated with each candidate. We’re most impressed with the viral power of one creative concept blog: When Rick Perry’s Unpopular Opinions sprang up as a parody of one of Perry’s campaign videos, he easily became the most blogged candidate overnight.
Our Insights team will be bringing you more data as the campaigns progress!
The Tumblr Community self-organizes hundreds of Meetups around the world every month. We’ll highlight some of the stories behind our favorite Tumblr Meetups here every Friday.
Bicoastal NY/LA Tumblr Play-Up
David Vienna, proprietor of popular Dad Blog The Daddy Complex, had a dream: The first-ever bicoastal Tumblr Play-Up for parents and their kids in Los Angeles and New York, to take place simultaneously. Locations were picked, a spiffy flier was created, and it became a reality.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it — if you missed it, you missed a pretty good time,” David said afterwards. “The post-game cocktail was deserved.”
Upcoming Meetups of Note
- First-time location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Most RSVPs: Rio de Janeiro
- Best experience: Bring your guitar to Green Park, London
- Most picturesque: Festival of Lights, Calgary