White House New Media Director

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From John Murrell, via the Interesting People mailing list,

The change anticipated for so long by so many came quickly, just after noon in Washington. After centuries of struggle and halting progress, the nation was finally able to welcome … its first White House new media director. He is Macon Phillips, formerly with Blue State Digital, and he is the first to post in a new White House blog, one of the features of the instantly remodeled presidential site, whitehouse.gov.

The site will include a blog, with RSS feed, email updates, text of executive orders and proclamations, and policy positions.  Most of this has been around in one form or another.  But making good on a campaign promise, “We will publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President signs it,” according to Phillips.

Phillips claims that the site is a work in progress, and invites suggestions from the public,

and the never-shy tech crowd quickly stepped up, lobbying for a better way to handle public comments than a corporate-style “contact us” form limited to 500 characters.

Does anyone know about any statistics on net traffic, during the Inauguration.  I monitored and made a few comments on Twitter, but couldn’t get Facebook to respond.

Update:

Here are some stats from Mashable:

http://mashable.com/2009/01/20/cnn-facebook-inauguration-numbers/

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