Monday, May 4, 2009

White House 2.0

Last Friday, the White House announced in its official blog, that is expanding how the Administration is communicating with the American people, creating profiles in the three of the most important social networking sites: Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

According the post of White House’s official blog:
“In the President’s last Weekly Address, he called on government to "recognize that we cannot meet the challenges of today with old habits and stale thinking." He added that "we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative," and pledged to "reach beyond the halls of government" to engage the public. Today the White House is taking steps to expand how the Administration is communicating with the public, including the latest information and guidance about the H1N1 virus.

Technology has profoundly impacted how – and where – we all consume information and communicate with one another. is an important part of the Administration’s effort to use the internet to reach the public quickly and effectively – but it isn’t the only place.

There’s a lot to talk about right now. From an economic crisis to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the President and his Administration have a full plate – not the least of which is making sure the public stays up-to-date and involved in our efforts.”

The White House already had profiles in other sites: Flickr, Vimeo, YouTube and iTunes (videos & podcasts).

The president Barack Obama used quite a lot of the social networking during his election campaign, and it is a good initiative to continue their use to communicate with the American people.

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