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atritoniia asked: Just wanted to say hi and that this wonderful tumblr and everything on it is one of the reasons I'm applying to Oberlin! Have a good Thanksgiving!

Hello! You are very sweet and thank you very much for the lovely message! This year, we’re thankful for awesome people like YOU who read our Tumblr (and post cool things that we can reblog and share with everyone)!

Warm fuzzies and high fives for everyone!

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator 

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oberlinconprodev:

Social Networking and Website Study Hall with Ma’ayan Plaut and MaryClare Brzytwa
A productive environment to hang out and work on your bio, website, about.me, or tumblr! Assistants from the Office of Communications and the Office of Professional development will be available to assist you with any questions, or to give you advice. 
Stop by with questions!
November 20, 2012
SKYBAR
4-5pm

UPDATE: Free Pizza at this event!

Editor’s note: I know I’m biased because I’ll be helping make this event happen, but this will be awesome. Want to know how you can use Tumblr to boost your personal development online? Come join us and we’ll talk about you can make it happen! /end PSA

oberlinconservatory:

oberlinconprodev:

Social Networking and Website Study Hall with Ma’ayan Plaut and MaryClare Brzytwa

A productive environment to hang out and work on your bio, website, about.me, or tumblr! Assistants from the Office of Communications and the Office of Professional development will be available to assist you with any questions, or to give you advice.

Stop by with questions!

November 20, 2012

SKYBAR

4-5pm

UPDATE: Free Pizza at this event!

Editor’s note: I know I’m biased because I’ll be helping make this event happen, but this will be awesome. Want to know how you can use Tumblr to boost your personal development online? Come join us and we’ll talk about you can make it happen! /end PSA

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queerfabulousmermaid asked: I'm glad you're open for suggestions. I wasn't trying to aimlessly attack you to be clear. I'm more than happy to help. I can certainly tag things.

It was not taken as an attack, don’t worry. I am the first to say that I can’t represent everyone, and in every way, we as a community tells our story better than I ever could alone. We all have our own mouths, our own fingers, our own minds; I should not be the one to dictate that for everyone. I am here to help enable and empower other’s voices on this blog.

Thank you for being a step forward, and for pushing all of us to take more notice and to be more actively involved.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: Responding to the previous post: I agree that more diversity needs to be shown on this blog. There is nothing stopping you from generating new content--I've seen some new posts, such as the one about the solar panels. As the person running this blog, I don't really think it's okay for you to put the responsibility for the diversity pictured here in the hands of Oberlin students, faculty, and staff who are on Tumblr.

My role is to serve as a coordinator of social media here at Oberlin — which includes this Tumblr — which means if I get a request, I will, by all means, try to fulfill it. However, I don’t know that I alone know how to best represent our whole community without getting more asks wondering why we are under-representing something else. 

I reiterate what I said in my previous answer to this: I can not do this alone. Please, use the ask box for a starting point: I would love to know who would be willing to help me (an email address, your user name, whatever). I will happily respond to your questions, anonymously or not — this is why the ask box is enabled on our site, after all — but we can together make this blog into what represents us, not Ma’ayan’s view of Oberlin from what’s she’s piecing together from Tumblr searches.

(To approach your point about original content: almost everything posted here is a re-tooling of content that is represented on our other social sites. We do strive for diverse content and representation there, too, but much of that content originated somewhere else online, either on our college’s website or in exterior news sites that have mentioned our Oberlin community. I am still but one person maintaining our social things not just on Tumblr, but elsewhere, too… and this is a relevant question to all our presences and content, not just here. Thank you for pointing that out.)

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

(If anyone wants to get in touch with me directly, regarding this ask, the content therein, or anything else, please email me: maayan.plaut[at]oberlin.edu)

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queerfabulousmermaid asked: This tumblr is really misleading. There are hardly any people of color represented in these posts. Your tagline is "Think one person can change the world?" but where are the posts that show the progressive things that are happening? About the AAST Department or the Hispanic Studies Department? About the letter the Africana community sent to the Review? About Safe Spaces. You post a bunch of pictures and flyers for events, yet you posted nothing about Drag Ball or about the LGBTQ community.

If you read our About page, you’ll find that this blog is pieced together from things we are seeing on Tumblr and reposting here as a collection of sorts. There is very little original content on this blog, and it’s because I, Ma’ayan, the maintainer of this blog, do not have enough time to post everything Oberlin-related I find online. The internet is huge and I’m pretty sure everything I find here isn’t actually of interest to everyone… but I’m trying. Heck, I know that I even miss things that pop up via our tracked tags because there really is a lot going on here. We Obies do love Tumblr (and for this, I am very grateful; I like this place)!

To you, and to everyone else reading this ask, please do post about the things you want to see more of here, tag it with #oberlin, and I will be then able to repost it. The MRC has been doing a fine job letting us know about events through their Tumblr, but they can’t do it alone.

The above paragraph applies to anyone Oberlin-related Tumbling along with us here: please, advertise your events (posters ROCK), your community happenings, your research, your whatever, and let us know about it by tagging your posts.

Love,

Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator who wants to make sure all our great things are repped here (but she can’t do it alone… how will she ever know what’s important to everyone all by herself?)

ETD 9:50pm I realized I forgot a key phrase in what I said above. When I explain this Tumblr to folks, and my role in it, I describe myself as a “content curator” — that is, I take what’s out there and try and puzzle it together to a bigger picture of Oberlin. Gotta have the content to curate, though, which is where all you other Tumblr-ers come into the picture.

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