staff:

When was the last time you experienced romantic love? It was probably the last time you installed a new blog theme. Relive that moment of ecstasy with us as we unveil a better organized, better looking, and lovingly curated tumblr.com/themes.

Fall for themes. Again. For the first time.

FINALLY A NEW AND IMPROVED THEME GARDEN

Facebook rolls out Donate button. “Gee thanks,” sigh charities | PandoDaily 

What do you think about the new “donate” button on fb? Will it change your game on social media, or is it beside the point? Is it something you wish Tumblr offered?

What Actually Makes Things Go Viral Will Blow Your Mind. (Hint: It's Not Headlines Like This.)

READ THIS NOW

upworthyinsider:

By now it’s fairly well known that we care a lot about headlines here at Upworthy. We write at least 25 of them for each post. We test them rigorously. Sometimes, we even make up a word to catch your eye.

Why? Because for us, headlines are an important means to an even more important end:

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: GIVING TUESDAY Edition

#GIVINGTUESDAY
Launched by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GIVINGTUESDAY calls for corporations and individuals to give back during the holidays. Raise awareness by taking an Unselfie.

Feed My Starving Children
Preparing meals for those in need is so easy even a 5 year old can do it.

Start Some Good
And if you don’t want to start some, contribute to others. This guy wants to create a better public library after books saved his life.  This group is raising funds for an ambulance that’ll pick up Ugandan women in labor. 

Living Philanthropic
365 days, 365 charities. Carlo decided to take #GIVINGTUESDAY to another level in his decision to #giveeverday. 

Vitamin Angels 
Some of us grew up with a daily Flintstone. Some of us need a little more help. Highly rated by Charity Navigator, this non-profit provides vitamins and minerals to those who need it most: our children. Follow to see pictures of the lives they’re enriching.

Photo by Vitamin Angels

pewresearch:

Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap? Our new report has the latest stats.

pewresearch:

Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap? Our new report has the latest stats.

madonna:

truer words were never spoken.

(Submitted by Inrjmusic)

HAPPENING NOW: Madonna is live-curating submissions from her art/charity campaign. Tune in on her Tumblr tonight!

Tumblr Staff: In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated...

staff:

In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”

To all our…

madonna:

Madonna & Tumblr To Hold A Special #ArtForFreedom Curation on November 13th.

Madonna’s Art For Freedom initiative has joined with Tumblr for the month of November to collectively curate a new collection of entries from their community of visual artists. At 5pm EST on November 13, Madonna will conduct a live curation on Tumblr of entries and will continue to review submissions all month. The best work of art, photography, video or poetry chosen by Madonna from the November entries will receive a $10,000 grant, which will go to a nonprofit organization or project of the winning artist’s choice. All projects must be focused on a social justice issue and exemplify the values of Art For Freedom.

CLICK HERE to submit your art work now! The final winner will be announced in early December.

UPDATE: Please note that the live curation is now to take place at 5pm EST on November 13.

Great opportunity for Tumblr artists of all kinds to help drive $10K to the organization of their choosing!

kailaetc:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has an important message about proper attribution. 
(video by kailaetc | gif by alexstone)

An important reminder from a Tumblr fave.

kailaetc:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has an important message about proper attribution. 

(video by kailaetc | gif by alexstone)

An important reminder from a Tumblr fave.

gov:

What better way to cap off a very intense week of UN negotiations and reflections on the last 15 years of Millennium Development Goals than…a huge party in Central Park?? That’s what’s happening now. Follow the action at glblctzn.tumblr.com.

Lessig Blog, v2: Tumblr goes to the Supreme Court

lessig:

On Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren and I will participate in an event hosted by the Constitutional Accountability Center (livestream here) to discuss a brief I submitted in a corruption (aka “campaign finance”) case that the Supreme Court will hear on October 8: McCutcheon v. F.E.C.

At the center of the brief is a Tumblr…

MILESTONE: First time Tumblr is the center of a Supreme Court brief. Pretty damn cool.

DO TWO GOOD THINGS TODAY:

1. Don’t wait til the next Presidential election - register to vote NOW, on National Voter Registration Day, via our friends at ourtime.org/vote.

2. Tune in to Tumblr’s own Liba Rubenstein (yup, that’s me) on stage at the Social Good Summit, facilitating a conversation about “clicktivism” - and why it’s not such a dirty word. Streaming live at 5:15pm ET on mashable.com/sgs.

Activists & organizers are part of the GIF Revolution too! If you’re not GIFing, you’re missing out on an incredibly powerful storytelling and engagement tool.

But how? Digital Trends just published a comprehensive run-down of the best animated GIF apps, from desktop to mobile & free to premium. This is a great place to start.

(original GIF - more tips on how to drive Tumblr engagement - via marketr)