One of the main reasons that President-Elect Barack Obama won the presidency is his use of technology during his campaign. He made the internet an integral part of his campaign not just an add-on or an after-thought. He empowered volunteers through the campaign’s social network MyBO, utilized youtube effectively to pass along his message of hope and change, and a mulitude of technological tools to get the people involved in the political process. Well Obama hasn’t stop the use of technology after the campaign. He as created a site for his transition called change.gov. It was up and running about 24 hours after the election.
This site is for the Office of the President-elect and Office of the Vice President-elect, as recognized by the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended (3 USC 102 note). The Presidential Transition Act specifically authorizes the Administrator of GSA to provide services and support to the Office of the President-elect beginning the day after the election until 30 days after the inauguration to support the orderly transfer of executive power after a general election. This site provides information to the public in support of this important public purpose.
Throughout the Presidential Transition Project, this website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements so that you can follow the setting up of the Obama Administration. And just as this historic campaign was, from the beginning, about you — the transition process will offer you opportunities to participate in redefining our government.
Obama is even hosting a weekly youtube address. A first of its kind (just like his election victory).
I really like what I am seeing. One of Obama’s goals as president is to make government more transparent through the use of technology. Check out this video that covers his Technology platform.
Based off the way Obama ran his campaign, do you think he can do the same for goverment through the use of techonogly?
Here is his entire speech from Google’s headquarters