Thursday, February 19, 2009

Open Government Rules!

So in my IGoogle page I have the White House Blog as one of my feeds. I just noticed that one of the White House staffers is live-blogging President Obama's visit to Canada today. How cool is that to have a real-time update on what your President is doing? No chance we would have ever seen detail like that in a Bush administration.

In addition to the frequently updated White House blog, Obama's e-staff launched recovery.gov the other day. We already have a high-level overview of where the stimulus money is headed. Whether you support the stimulus or not, it is encouraging to see the US Government starting this trend of openness of information. Economic woes be damned, I'm still glad Obama is my President.

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