Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One of the many interesting things about the Obama campaign was it's use of IT and 21st Century technology to build and promote their campaign. The Obama Transition team is trying to keep this technological innovation going even as they transition from campaign to Presidencey. To that end is a website launched by the Obama team's Presidential Transition Project which documents the transition into power and solicits ideas from the public.

According to the site ' provides resources to better understand the transition process and the decisions being made as part of it. It also offers an opportunity to be heard about the challenges our country faces and your ideas for tackling them. The Obama Administration will reflect an essential lesson from the success of the Obama campaign: that people united around a common purpose can achieve great things.' The site is extensive and contains Obama's agenda for economy and education among many others. They first define the problem and then lay out the plan. Everything is in simple English without a trace of Washington-speak. The site also has details about the transition.

At a person can now see how the Transition team is operating during this period, and a person can share their story or share their vision of where America should go. The site also has a blog which you can see here. starts to deliver on the promise Barack Obama had made during the campaign to work with the American Public, and to hear their voices.

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