Obama Releases Latest Transparency Tool
by MumbaiBurns, Tue Dec 30, 2008 at 04:36:20 AM EST
I assure you that this kind of thing would have never taken place other than under an obama administration. It may turn out to be a gimmic and nobody in the administration pays attention to it. But I have my doubts about that after we took a look at his internet team and how obama took strength and heed from his grassroots followers.
This is a fine tool and serves both obama and the Americans well. serves Obama well because he gets a live snapshot of what issues concern the American people / voters . serves Americans because they can push their concern knowing that there is some chance that it would be looked at if the issues are a shared concern within our country.
ONLY thing I'm apprehensive about it the DOWN voting by fanatical obama fans. Nothing close to even a peep about any displeasure at obama 's administration is allowed to stay on rather it gets down voted into oblivion. I guess the man crush club from mydd infiltrated that website. :P
The Obama transition rolled out a new version of one of its transparency tools on Monday: an updated website that allows interested observers to more easily read and submit questions to the staff.Bottom line: 2 thumbs Up.
A few weeks ago, the President-elect's new media team put together an "Open For Questions" feature that provided a platform for citizens to query the team on relevant topics. The move was hailed by good-government groups as a nod towards inclusiveness and accountability. There were some complaints, however, as questions surrounding Obama's involvement (or lack thereof) in the Rod Blagojevich controversy were flagged by users and pushed to the bottom of popularity rankings.
Nevertheless, the general goal of the venture was met. Visitors to change.gov pushed to the forefront questions that they most wanted the President-elect to field. Now, they will have an easier time doing it. The new function to the site allows viewers to sort questions -- on which they can vote -- by category or topic.