White House 2.0: Social Media and Transparency in Gov't

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White House 2.0: Social Media and Transparency in Gov't
New America Foundation - New America Foundation
Technology evangelists believe that Barack Obama has the potential to fundamentally alter communication between the presidency and the people.Wikis in the White House? Online public comments on legislation? A real-time two-way conversation between citizens and their elected officials?For better or worse, however, nothing is as easy as it might seem. Federal regulations, First Amendment issues, and just plain common sense are going to slow -- and potentially stagnate -- technological innovation in Washington.Panelists discussed their hopes for a more transparent Obama administration and the challenges to a more open and participatory government - New America Foundation

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