January 29 2009 / by Alvis Brigis
Category: Social Media Year: 2009 Rating: 1
I almost can't believe this is happening.
According to Peter Kafka over at All Things D, The Obama administration has taken yet another intelligent step toward web-mediated government by hiring Googler Katie Stanton as, get this, "Director of Citizen Participation".
The move to bring in a social media expert (tempered by a finance nd foreign relations background) signals growing awareness of crowd-sourcing as an effective means of value generation. With a mind like Stanton's in the mix, we can safely assume the President is looking to 1) continue exploring the various (and exploding) social media tools available on the market, and 2) to build out a comprehensive social media apparatus that will maximize its efforts in this arena.
Just imagine what WhiteHouse.gov will look like in a few years...
I guess all it takes is a global economic depression and record-setting grass-roots Presidential campaign to restore intelligence to Washington.
According to Kafka's source Stanton is due to start her important work at the White House in March.