Making WhiteHouse.gov Great Again?


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.

WhiteHouse.gov, Drupal & CMS: A little history


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.

The Digital Battle Over Healthcare


YouTube may have officially reached its digital advocacy “tipping point” when a handful of videos were recently uploaded featuring flustered politicians struggling to answer tough healthcare questions during several Congressional town hall meetings.

Grading WhiteHouse.gov

posted in: E-Gov, social media, White House | 5

Back in March, Jose Antonio Vargas from The Washington Post assembled a bipartisan group of five panelists to periodically review President Obama’s White House Website in a feature called “Grading WhiteHouse.gov.”

Defending Dot Govs

posted in: Campaign 2008, E-Gov, White House | 4

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