White House Goes Transparent, Plans Blog Launch Next Week

Filed as News on May 29, 2009 6:03 pm

Repost This

When now President Obama campaigned, he got a lot of cred for being open about using new technologies, and you can definitely say that he spun the social sphere well enough. This continues to come to fruit with the launch of a Transparency Blog next week according to InformationWeek, who also quotes deputy CTO of the open government initiative at the Office of Science and Technology Beth Noveck.

“If we have the platforms, if we have the technology, marry it to a process that allows people to contribute their ideas or expertise, and marry that to laws that say it is OK, the hope is we can actually lead to and create a more open government,” she said.

That sounds good, and this does too, speaking about the Data.gov initiative:

“We don’t have to put everything on our Web sites, but we have to make sure that data is available on our Web sites so people can turn it into something that’s meaningful and useful to them,” Noveck said. For example, she pointed to the endless possibilities of new types of data visualizations.

It is good to see that the transparency urges of the new media sphere is affecting the governments as well.

Tags: , , , ,

This post was written by

You can visit the for a short bio, more posts, and other information about the author.

Submissions & Subscriptions

Submit the post to Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg or Del.icio.us.

Did you like it? Then subscribe to our RSS feed!



  1. By Bryant Evans posted on May 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Want an avatar? Get a gravatar! • You can link to this comment

    Mearly having a blog called “Transparent” means nothing. Only when we consistently see content will we know if this is any different from any other governmental politicalspeak.

    I wait to be convinced.

    Reply

  2. By Thord Daniel Hedengren posted on May 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm
    Want an avatar? Get a gravatar! • You can link to this comment

    True words.

    Reply

    Your words are your own, so be nice and helpful if you can. If this is the first time you're posting a comment, it might go into moderation. Don't worry, it's not lost, so there's no need to repost it! We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it please.

    Current day month ye@r *