Monday 17 November 2008

Wiki government

There are two new websites that invite people to make policy proposals for President-Elect Obama and then vote on them. The basic premise is that if Wikipedia basically works, why not use distributed Web contributors to decide how to run the free world, too? The first of these, The Whitehouse 2 was launched a few days ago by Jim Gilliam. The idea is that if enough people get involved in supporting causes Washington can't ignore it.
The second, Obama CTO, tees off on one of the planks in Obama's technology platform: creating the position of a national Chief Technology Officer. The new site, from the founders of FrontSeat, a platform for civic participation, invites people to suggest top priorities for the job.
President-Elect Obama has also announced that he will record his weekly address as a YouTube video to be posted at

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