~~The Obama White House is redefining how the President
communicates with the American body politic.
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 WhiteHouse.gov 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."
"WhiteHouse.gov 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.