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    Obama’s Team Really GETS What Web 2.0 is All About!

    Posted by Luis Serpa on December 6, 2008 - 11:06 PM
     

    For a while now, everyone has been discussing how Obama’s campaign revolutionized the way politics is done, leveraging all the concepts of Social Networking and the internet.  Since the election, a lot of rumors and speculations have appeared on how Obama’s team would use their innovative approach as a way to improve citizens’ participation in the government, but what they are really planning is anyone’s guess.

    Now, we are starting to see a glimpse of what they plan to innovate again:  this weekend, I received an e-mail from Change.Gov informing me of their new policy for transparency, leveraging online tools.  It is called “Your Seat at the Table.” The memo to the transition team was released by John Podesta last Friday afternoon and shows a huge potential to what can become a really open government using web2.0 concepts.

    Despite its apparent boldness, the concept presented is pretty simple: the people and groups the transition team is meeting with, the subjects of the meetings and any documents shared in the meetings will now be made available on Change.gov.  Anyone will be able to weigh in with comments, suggestions or their own materials (See video below).

    This transition team’s understanding and adaptation of technologies gives us new hope for how much can be accomplished in the next 4 years through empowering citizens.  It proves once and for all that technology, when used correctly and in innovative ways, may change everything…



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    2 Responses to “Obama’s Team Really GETS What Web 2.0 is All About!”

    1. […] do is very high, but bit by bit they’ve been testing new concepts and ideas, showing again that they DO get what Web 2.0 is all aboutand that there’s definitely a plan to use it as a major tool for […]

    2. […] is very high, but bit by bit they’ve been testing new concepts and ideas, showing again that they DO get what Web 2.0 is all about and that there’s definitely a plan to use it as a major tool for […]

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