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Change didn't just come to 1600 Pennsylvania but also to Whitehouse.gov. CBS and CNET tech analyst and CNET chief political correspondent Declan McCullagh talk about how the site is changing and what it promises.
President Obama's new White House Web site has been lauded for being more open than former President Bush's. There's just one problem with that theory: it's wrong.
President Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history. But his own White House Web site shows that it's not always easy to translate campaign promises into reality.
When President Bush took office in January 2001, his version of Whitehouse.gov had some problems upon launch. In January 2009, so did President Obama's official Web site.
commentary Even if the Obama administration mollifies angry photojournalists, the news media now has to earn its place alongside direct communications through Twitter and Facebook.
Already hip to Twitter's Vine, President Obama's administration has embraced Facebook's service for sharing photos and videos.
Office of the Indian prime minister changes its Twitter handle and won't give access to newly elected PM Narendra Modi.
The veep will join social-media guru Guy Kawasaki and others in a Hangout to discuss ways to reduce gun violence.
The president answers a few (carefully selected) questions during the digital session. No word on whether the political opposition is moved to change its position.
Twitter may not be able to easily monetize Twitter diplomacy, but it's emblematic of how much influence 140 characters and broadcasting across the Internet can have.