Maybe not #revolution: Grabbing the curated pages zeitgeist
“Tumblr’s Egypt hash tag has been a very beneficial resource for many of us during the Egyptian revolution, but I wonder if we need more tags. Maybe Yemen, Algeria or even better a general revolution tag?”
To the last suggestion: Absolutely not. These are diverse people with diverse grievances and challenges. We shouldn’t use a metadata tag to curate an experience for people who like “revolution” and want to see it all in one place in their Tumblr dashboard.
Seconded on the “revolution” tag. But it’s an interesting point to think about broadening this for other news events.
I could understand there might be terminology issues, and can be played around with to remove any sensitivity. My intention was to broaden the Egypt tag as this phenomenon isn’t local anymore. I am sure tumblr could figure something out.
Honestly, I’d like to see something like this every week or every other week for the big news story of the moment. #healthcare, #sotu, #giffords, #mideast, #grammys and so on. I think that every week there is a big zeitgesty thing that grabs the cultural consciousness, and it’s a matter of 1) figuring out what it is and 2) seizing the moment.