Global Now / Week 6

Obama’s Tumblr Post

Stephanie Kwan

Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century

Joel Towers

Section: Cope

Global Now: Abstract

Headline: Obama’s Tumblr Post

Date: October 3, 2012

Source: Daily Mail Online UK

Abstract: 

Appadurai notes that in today’s modern society, we can create even more things now with access to even more feedback from people all over the world through technology. This advancement always has its positive and negative notes. To access the younger population a.k.a the future of society that is technologically savvy, Obama’s campaign created a Tumblr blog. It is quite amazing how in this present age, one Tumblr post can create so much feminist, Republican havoc and offense towards different types of people. What makes it worse is that even when Obama’s campaign had the post up for a short amount of time and took it down, once they had it up there, it could never be fully erased. Even if a certain amount of people had access to that information at that particular time, technology has the ability to certainly blow up the issue through tweets, screen shots, reblogs, etc. that all take a matter of seconds. This offers the opportunity for so many more people to have access to that information. The fact that the article is not even American and is a UK article, certainly makes this (what would have seemed to be an innocent, minor) issue global.

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2212062/President-Barack-Obama-Obama-scrubs-controversial-vote-like-lady-parts-depend-e-card.html

Global Issue: Technology

Primary Design Lens: Interaction Design

Secondary Design Lens: Graphic Design

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One thought on “Obama’s Tumblr Post

  1. It is so interesting how social media has become so integral in the campaign process. 4 Years ago, it was nowhere near this relevant!

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