Finally, a new Angry Political Nerd video! He hasn’t had much to be angry about since the election. But that could change if the Joker has is way!
As soon as Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, his new WhiteHouse.gov site went public. One of the first signs that this “Change” will be good. This tech-savvy president understands the importance of the internet in our new globel society. If you’ve ever visited the old site, you will immediately see improvement as the first “wired president” takes advantage of the technology that helped to get him elected.
The new site is interactive and includes a blog. Obama plans to use this new site to stay connected with citizens through the blog and also email and video updates.
A couple of things that struck me on my first visit was that you can email the president from the site and subscribe to email updates.
On the contact us page it states: “President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.”
Under agenda and disabilities, I found the following quote:
“We must build a world free of unnecessary barriers, stereotypes, and discrimination…. policies must be developed, attitudes must be shaped, and buildings and organizations must be designed to ensure that everyone has a chance to get the education they need and live independently as full citizens in their communities.”
— Barack Obama, April 11, 2008
According to twitter’s blog, they received 5 times the normal tweets per second which peaked as Obama was being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
Other social-networking sites also reported surges. Facebook received more than one million status updates with an average of over 4,000 updates per hour, which peaked during Obama’s inaugural speech. This was a record for Facebook, one of the Internets most popular social networks.
My tweets and updates were among the millions who watched the days events and followed the news on-line. The internet sure can bring people together and it makes the world a much smaller place. I thought Barack’s speech was excellent and right for the times. The world has changed and we need to adapt. It is such a relief to have a competent leader in the White House during these difficult times.