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White House Begins Responses to 'We the People'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, October 26 2011

When the White House announced "We the People," an online petitioning platform, activists were cautiously optimistic. Whether the platform turns out to be a new way for average people to have a two-way conversation with ... Read More

New Byline on White House Blog: Shakira

BY Nick Judd | Friday, October 7 2011

Yesterday, Whitehouse.gov hosted a guest post from the Latin pop star Shakira. She now serves on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Commission. Appearing under her byline: I hope that ... Read More

Here's the Latest on the White House Plan to Listen to 'We the People' Online

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, September 15 2011

White House New Media Director Macon Phillips answers questions that open government advocates have been collecting about We the People, the online petitions platform his team expects to roll out very soon. The whole ... Read More

With 'We The People,' White House Promises to Go E-to-the-People

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, September 1 2011

What if you could go online to tell the government you cared about something, and it would actually listen? In a blog post and video Thursday morning, White House digital director Macon Phillips announced that President ... Read More

White House Takes Questions on Twitter

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 27 2011

Yesterday afternoon, White House economic adviser Brian Deese went back and forth with Twitter users via the administration's @WhiteHouse account. In a post on the White House blog, Kori Schulman, deputy director of ... Read More

Dueling D.C. Events Happening Now: House Republicans and White House Websites

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 12 2011

Two events in Washington, D.C., with big online components, are about to get started: a Facebook event with the House Republican New Media Caucus, about how members of Congress are using social media to connect with ... Read More

White Boards and Goolsbee vs. Obama and Babies

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 29 2011

The White House, too, sweats pageviews, Macon Phillips revealed yesterday. At a Brookings event event on Tuesday, Phillips, the White House new media director, fielded a question about engaging more than 10 percent of ... Read More

Obama's Cheap and Dumb Campaign to Delete "Pointless and Stupid" .Gov Websites [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 15 2011

Remember when the White House thought the internet was cool, and made sure we all knew that President Obama was pressing government agencies to use the web to be more open, embracing social media (look, he's posted his ... Read More

White House Mobile Program Adds Android and Pokes, Because You People Really Like Your Portable Devices

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 19 2011

Image credit: The White House If you should so choose, you now have the ability to get your iPhone to buzz whenever President Obama is about to speak. That's one of the upgrades that the White House has announced ... Read More

"First Question" with Gibbs Gets Place in White House Rotation

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 29 2010

Macon Phillips, the man in charge of the White House's new media operations, states on the White House blog that yesterday's "First Question" with Robert Gibbs, collected through Twitter, won't be some one-off ... Read More