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mhaithaca
mhaithaca
Communication continues
Pleased to see that the Obama transition team is as interested in using technology to communicate as the Obama campaign was. They've also used Twitter and TXT messages a couple of times since election night. (I didn't get any post-election tweets or TXTs from the McCain campaign, but they were much quieter all along.)

Not only do they have a transition web site set up, they have a blog with an RSS feed.

The transition web site: http://www.change.gov/

The blog syndicated to LiveJournal: change_dot_gov
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ruhe From: ruhe Date: November 6th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can also see what my agency has highlighted as problems facing the incoming administration at http://www.gao.gov/transition_2009
femmeggie From: femmeggie Date: November 6th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Technology is now. Go Obama!
gregtrotter From: gregtrotter Date: November 7th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, maybe I am missing something... I think the web is pretty much established now... I don't see anything newsworthy about a webpage.

I mean, yeah, back in the Clinton administration, maybe, but this is the 21st century. Is this really novel?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: November 7th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Having a transition web site in place, and in .gov, so quickly? I think it's cool.
gregtrotter From: gregtrotter Date: November 7th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Again, it's not very difficult. Bush-Cheney had one too.

Well, it wasn't in .gov, because the election took so long to resolve. But change.gov seems to be a lot like I remember bushcheneytransition.com being like -- although I don't remember an RSS feed for Bush's, but then, RSS wasn't very big eight years ago.

I guarantee you that with only 10 weeks in a transition, both candidates had transition sites designed and ready to go as soon as the .gov NOC put the name in.
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