With the recent election of Barack Obama, there is going to a new Presidential precedence in using the Interwebz to communicate with the US citizens.
There was no question Obama’s Internet marketing was top notch. He and his team had the most effective marketing of anyone who ever ran for office.
Even though he will likely have to give up his Blackberry when he gets to the Oval Office, Obama will still be the first president to use a laptop at his desk.
Add to that, Obama will now be giving a weekly address via YouTube. This is obviously a HUGE step in the right direction – not since JFK using TV has a president involved himself in new channels of communication.
With regards to his technology policy, perhaps what is best about the election of Obama is that he is a strong proponent of Net Neutrality, the purposed laws and measures which will keep the Internet open and free for a long time to come.
Obama will even be appointing the first Chief Technology Officer of the US. Hello, change.
Check out this video of Arianna Huffington (Editor in Chief of Huffington Post) interviewing Google CEO, Dr. Eric Schmidt about the underlying potential of the new Internet Presidency.
Hopefully, the US government will be able to be as increasingly transparent as businesses/corporations have become through the use of social media.
Whether you agree with the rest of his policies or not, with Barack Obama in the White House, the Internet wins.