From statements issued by; Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House.
A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. Millions of Americans have powered President Obama’s journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country’s future. Just like your new government, the Administration’s online programs will put citizens first. Americans are eager for information about the state of the economy, national security and a host of other issues. President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history. President Obama started his career as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, where he saw firsthand what people can do when they come together for a common cause. Citizen participation will be a priority for the Administration, and the internet will play an important role in that.