When bills become infographics and the President’s speeches are reduced to animated gifs, it can only mean one thing: the White House has officially joined Tumblr. Look out, Internet.
The socially savvy Obama administration knows its memes. Its first blog post shows how official government news and public debate will look when it’s done Tumblr-style:
“We see some great things here at the White House every day, and sharing that stuff with you is one of the best parts of our jobs. That’s why we’re launching a Tumblr. We’ll post things like the best quotes from President Obama, or video of young scientists visiting the White House for the science fair, or photos of adorable moments with Bo. We’ve got some wonky charts, too. Because to us, those are actually kind of exciting.”
And here’s the “wonky” chart to prove it. Check it out.