Barack Obama became the United States’ 44th President today. At exactly 12:01 PM, which according to the U.S constitution is when the incoming President elect becomes President, the Whitehouse launched a new blog.
“Welcome to the new WhiteHouse.gov. I’m Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.” stated the first post.
“The New Whitehouse.gov” as they’re calling it willÂ focus onÂ communication, transparency, and participation.
Obama’s use of Twitter, Facebook and Salesforce.com Ideas has already proven his team’s ability to take advantage of the social web to reach out and gain support from and communicate with the people. The addition of the new blog to Whitehouse.gov is another great step in the right direction for the new President.
Congrats Obama. We’re all watching!