Welcome to the second installment of our government transparency report, where we explain in (hopefully not boring) detail the government requests we receive for account information, and how we respond to those requests.
How many requests? From January to June 2014, we provided information—either user data or blog content—for 84% of the requests made, covering 199 blog URLs. This represents approximately 0.00010% of all blogs on Tumblr. Not a huge number, but this is about full disclosure, no matter what the scale.
Also in this report: some emerging trends in the data, and some information about our improved user notice policy. Plus: a few additional gems to keep you fully educated about when the government is requesting your information, and what we’re doing to defend your rights.
We take the privacy of your information seriously, as you know, and we’ll be auditing ourselves twice a year from here on out. Look for our next report in early 2015.
Just (finally) saw Snowpiercer. Mind: blown. I now require massive amounts of tequila. I blame @copperbage
MY EMPIRE EXPANDS
A friend and I actually had a bottle of wine BEFORE seeing Snowpiercer yesterday, as we thought it best to be prepared for the crazy. It was a good movie! Freaky as shit, but good!
One needn’t be a digital dualist to be critical of certain digital aspects of our “augmented realities.”
one of my favorite things is how people talk to themselves in tumblr tags, taking this space designed for metadata classification and using it as a form of parenthetical speech. those grey little tags feel so cozy, a whispered dimension to the flat communication of the net
The Theorizing the Web Organizing Committee invites all those who presented work at Theorizing the Web 2014 to submit papers to an open-access special issue of Interface, hosted by the Berglund Center for Internet Studies. The issue will be edited by Jenny Davis, Nathan Jurgenson, and PJ Rey. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are open immediately and will be accepted until August 1st 2014.
Submissions can come in two forms: peer-review articles and non-peer review essays/reviews. Please clearly indicate which you are submitting. The peer-review articles will go out for anonymous evaluation by scholars with relevant expertise. Both peer-review articles and non-peer review essays will be reviewed by the editorial team (Davis, Jurgenson, and Rey) who will make decisions about inclusion.
(PDF version available here.)
Please, help a fellow fangirl!
Hi! I’m university student at UEF and my major is Craft Science and I’m doing research about fandom knits. I’m a Sherlockian and Whovian and I thought to give something back to amazing fandoms, which I feel being part of, while asking for your help.
Do you knit? Have you ever knitting something fandom inspired? Or are you just a fan of amazing BBC’s Sherlock or Doctor Who series? If you are any of these things then you can help me and take part of this giveaway.
I’m giving away things I have knitted and designed inspired by BBC’s Sherlock and Doctor Who series and mostly by John’s jumpers. There are pair of wrist warmers (65% wool 45% alpaca), hat (65% wool 45% alpaca), second hat (75% wool 25% Nylon) and a phone cosy (75% wool 25% Nylon) fit for iPhone 4s. These patterns are my design and you can find them later free from Ravelry.
- To enter to this giveaway you have to reblog this post. (You don’t need to follow me or answer to survey, just keep your ask box open if you happen to win.)
- If you are a knitter then, please, help me with my research by answering to this. From there you can find out more about what I’m doing research about.
- The winners of this giveaway will be chosen randomly from those who have reblogged this post. Please, no giveaway blogs.
- The giveaway will end at 12.5.2014 at 12pm.
Just send me an ask if you want to ask anything.
Muhammad Ali and trainer Bundini Brown during the Ali-Frazier Fight Of The Century, photographed by Frank Sinatra for Life Magazine, March 19, 1971.
At the Garden, Norman Mailer sat near the ring. He wrote Life magazine’s main article on the fight. Ringside tickets were sold out by the time Frank Sinatra tried to buy one. Desperate, he asked the Life editors to give him one of the magazine’s highly coveted press tickets. They struck a deal: He could have a pass if he shot photographs for them.
Not many days before the fight, Sinatra had appeared in the office of the Garden’s staff photographer, George Kalinsky, and said, “I hear you’re the greatest photographer. I want you to teach me all you know about photography in five minutes.” Over a three-hour lunch, Kalinksy taught him some basics and advised him to “make sure you feel the atmosphere.”
Sinatra was at ringside early the night of the fight, ready with a wide-angle lens on his camera. The credits on the cover of Life the next week were unmatched, before or since: Norman Mailer and Frank Sinatra.
— from The Burglary by Betty Medsger
It takes lots and lots of time to process each video, but we’ll update the list below each time a new one is ready.