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Digg-like tool lets Change.gov visitors pick policy questions

A new tool on President-elect Barack Obama's transition site works like Digg in that users can vote for the issues that matter most to them.

By December 10, 2008


Obama policy docs to live on Change.gov

The president-elect's transition team is making all the policy documents it receives available on its Web site and is letting visitors upload their own.

By December 8, 2008


Obama team changes Change.gov copyright policy

Change.gov has a less restricted copyright policy, now that it is copyrighted under a Creative Commons license.

By December 1, 2008


Change.gov feature jump-starts health care discussion

New feature on President-elect Barack Obama's transition site encourages collaborative problem-solving for big issues like health care reform.

By November 26, 2008


Obama to hold online town hall meeting

The president is stepping up his online grassroots campaign to win support for his budget proposal by hosting an online town hall meeting Thursday.

By March 25, 2009


White House names Internet team

President Obama on Monday formally names the members of his White House new-media team.

By February 23, 2009


Is Washington ready for cloud computing?

Government representatives at a cloud-computing conference say tight budgets and a Web-friendly president will get Washington on the cloud.

By February 25, 2009


The power of the crowd, revisited

Almost three years after Jeff Howe coined the term in "The Rise of Crowdsourcing," the term yields more than 1 million results in a Google search.

By February 22, 2009


White House acts to limit YouTube cookie tracking

Just 12 hours after I highlighted privacy problems with the White House's new Web site, the Obama team has deployed a fix that provides significant protection to many (but not all) of the site's visitors.

By January 23, 2009


White House exempts YouTube from privacy rules

The Obama White House has quietly granted YouTube an exemption from strict federal rules that prohibit the use of cookies to collect information from visitors to federal agency Web sites.

By January 22, 2009