Trying to Confirming the State Dept. Tumblr Is Legit. The State Dept. Tumblr is floating around our dashboards as we speak. As an NBC employee, I like to do my due diligence before posting on these things (I know, I know). I found this post by Alex Howard (via Jaclyn Schiff and Samuel Rubenfeld), who told me he could not confirm the Tumblr’s authenticity, sourcing his story to Jed Sundwall. Writing for Measured Voice, Sundwall talked about working with USA.gov to launch their blog on Tumblr, and mentioned the State Dept.’s own Tumbling adventure. But, was Sundwall able to confirm? No.

So, where do we stand? Mark Coatney was able to confirm that the Tumblr is run by someone with a state.gov email address, and Howard is waiting to get sign off from some folks at the State Dept. Does anyone have any more intel?

Update: Daniel Schaub, the digital communications director at the State Department just tweeted, “Did you know @StateDept is now on @Tumblr?” There you have it.

-LB

[Thanks @digiphile]

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  1. simplisticecstasy reblogged this from soupsoup and added:
    lol, government shutdown? Naw, son, the party’s just moving here to Tumblr! =P
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  3. lindsaydoll reblogged this from soupsoup and added:
    Awesome. Auto-follow.
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  5. spacecowboywhit reblogged this from soupsoup and added:
    Well, I was wrong. Good to know!
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  8. emmanuelnegro reblogged this from soupsoup and added:
    So it’s legit. Oh shit, can you imagine waking up one morning, looking at the dashboard and reading “The State...
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