Monday, May 4, 2009

White House takes Web 2.0 leap

~~The Obama White House is redefining how the President

communicates with the American body politic.

Bravo !!!!

May it bring good things !


White House takes Web 2.0 leap

It launched pages on MySpace and Facebook and

sent its first "tweets" on Twitter. -AFP

Sat, May 02, 2009

by Chris Lefkow

WASHINGTON, US - The White House took a major leap into the Web 2.0 world, launching pages on social networks MySpace and Facebook and sending its first "tweets" on hot micro-blogging service Twitter.

Content from President Barack Obama's website is being fed in real time to White House profile pages on MySpace and Facebook and members of the communities can sign up as Facebook "fans" or MySpace "friends."

The White House had more than 60,000 fans on Facebook and more than 8,000 friends on MySpace within a few hours of the pages going online while more than 14,500 people had signed up as "followers" of the White House Twitter stream.

"Technology has profoundly impacted how -- and where -- we all consume information and communicate with one another," the White House said in a blog post titled "WhiteHouse 2.0."

" is an important part of the administration's effort to use the Internet to reach the public quickly and effectively -- but it isn't the only place," it said, pointing to the new online destinations.