Clearing the Cache: The Outside White House
BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 2 2009
- The White House adds some Flickr photos from that time the West Wing staff decided to enjoy the fine DC spring weather while it lasts...
- And from which we learn that even White House bigwigs still have to carry their own chairs.
- And from elsewhere in the Flickr feed, we learn that when they come to the White House, even Super Bowl champions are given work to do.
- Regulations.gov's Exchange -- their meta discussion about the future of the site-- is off to a puttering start.
- On that front, we'll have a look at the new Regulations.gov Exchange project from OpenRegulations.org's Jerry Brito later this week. Stay tuned.
- Senate Science Committee chair Jay Rockefeller investigates online "mystery charges."
- A look at the current state of net neutrality in DC. In short, "elections matter."
- Also on the telecom tip, Senate Republicans are said to be on the cusp of picking their FCC commissioners.
- GovExec diagnosis the Obama Administration's "infomania."
- GSA's Spring 2009 intergovernmental newsletter on transparency and open government is chock full of good stuff.
- Judging Judge Sotomayor on copyright.
- Announcing your candidacy through a multimedia assault has very quickly become the new normal. Today's example: John Kasich, who announced for Ohio governor yesterday via an integrated blend of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, blog, and more.
- One from the archives: Media Matters is emailing around a 2006 audio clip of Bill O'Reilly on what he'd like to do to since-murdered doctor George Tiller.
- The U.K.'s MySociety launches Mapumental. The vision: "to take the nation's bus, train, tram, tube and boat timetables and turn them into a service that does vastly more than imagined by traditional journey planners."
- Here's video of the National Economic Council's Susan Crawford on the future of media at the recent Free Press summit.
- And one from the good ol' self-promotion file: my Seed Magazine latest on how the Obama Administraton is practicing behavioral science on the web.