Ok, I give in, I’m finally going to talk about the election. As you should know by now Obama won (I hope you’re not just finding out now). What I really want to talk about is what happened post-election. Specifically the President Elect’s new website change.gov. As a fantastic example of transparency, change.gov is designed to keep the public informed during the transition from the Bush Administration to the Obama Administration. What’s really impressive is that they managed to get the website up and going only a day after the conclusion of the election.
Change.gov has already received significant press from sites such as Ars Technica, Boing Boing and Slashdot. I’ve even been seeing tweets show up in my Twitter feed from friends who have been browsing the new site.
The site is a very characteristic move from the Obama campaign and I think one of the reasons they’ve been so successful. By pushing out this site so quickly it means that people aren’t left wondering “what’s next?” Instead the Obama Administration has given people a way to see that the work hasn’t stopped along with the election. In fact the work is just getting started.
Obama poster/photo by january20th2009.