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Social Media Today: President Obama Tumblr Chat, CIA Gets Social, Flickr Drops Facebook Login

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By Melony Roy

President Obama to hold live Q&A on Tumblr

Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Tuesday President Obama will hold a live Q&A on Tumblr.

The chat will be centered around education, college access and reducing student loan debt.

It will be hosted by Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp for a livestream on the White House blog. Questions can be submitted before the chat on a page set up on Tumblr.


The CIA get social



The Central Intelligence Agency has joined both Facebook and Twitter.

The agency had some fun with its first tweet, saying: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”


The CIA’s social media accounts will be run by the its public affairs office.

Flickr drops Facebook log-in

(screenshot/ Flickr)

(screenshot/ Flickr)

Yahoo has removed another one of its services from automatic log-ins via Facebook and Google.  It plans to faze them out on Flickr. After June 30th, Flickr users must create a Yahoo account and connect it to the photo storage site.


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