Monday, 10 November 2008
President-elect Obama's transition website
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team has launched http://www.change.gov/, a website that includes a presidential blog and links to explanations of Obama's policy initiatives, alphabetically organized, and a prominent link to his acceptance speech in Chicago. The site projects an aura of openness: it includes a section called "Open Government" that, for now, invites visitors to click away and send thoughts and personal election-day stories. When you visit, you must submit your e-mail address, allowing Obama's team to continue bolstering the already vast e-mail database, described as the largest ever marshaled in U.S. political history. The new site was built by Blue State Digital, the startup that created candidate Obama's highly effective online social-networking presence.