Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative," - President Obama

The title of this post was used recently in the White House blog to announce the expansion of their online presence to reach into a range of social media including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, adding to their presence on Flickr, Youtube, Vimeo and iTunes.

Named White House 2.0, the post also quoted President Obama calling on government to "recognize that we cannot meet the challenges of today with old habits and stale thinking."

It's clear that the US is taking a strong stance on online participation, with the current President spearheading the use of social media to "reach beyond the halls of government" to engage the public.

It will be interesting to see how the US position continues to unfold, and what other national governments learn from the US experience.

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