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White House launches official Tumblr page, promises 'there will be GIFs'

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White House Tumblr
White House Tumblr

President Obama and his administration are no strangers to social media — there have been numerous presidential tweets, Google+ hangouts, and Reddit sessions in the past few years. Now, the president and his team are putting their mark on yet another platform: Tumblr. The White House Twitter feed just announced its official Tumblr page with a promise that "there will be GIFs," certainly a relief for veterans of the social network. The introductory post notes that "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" and promises cute pictures of Bo, notable quotes from President Obama, and "wonky charts." The page is also welcoming questions, advice, and submissions through the Tumblr submission tool. It's too early to see how much the new White House Tumblr will differ from its Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ streams (to name just a few of the presidential social networks), but we'll be watching closely to make sure they make good on that GIF promise.