Any time the White House changes hands, especially between two different political parties, there are going to be some hurdles to overcome during transition. However, it appears that current federal digital properties are presenting some additional challenges that are more difficult for some to overcome.
There’s no question that the increased adoption of open source backend solutions in the private sector, and now in government, represents yet another evolutionary step in the rapid growth of the Internet. As these tools become more prevalent, users will be able to better connect and collaborate on shared platforms which only improves the potential for digital public engagement in shaping our democracy.
This week, a few hundred convened to attend the 2-day Politics Online Conference 2008 hosted by the Institute for Politics Democracy and the Internet (IPDI) at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. On Day 2, I had the pleasure of participating on the Morning Plenary panel sponsored by … Continued