Did you know that George Bush did not use email for the last 3 years of his presidency due to a discrepancy in his email records from 2003-2005? Everything that the president communicates electronically is public record, so if they’re not communicating freely electronically, I guess they don’t have to worry about it. Now President Obama has been approved to use a special mobile device to electronically communicate with close staff and friends. Does this mean in years to come we will discover his secrets?
Presidential technology steps:
- Communicates on Social Media Sites
- Allowed to submit ideas to Change.gov before taking oath
- Created Technology Innovation Government reform team
- Redesigned Whitehouse.gov – blog, rss, photo gallery and videos
- Launched recovery.gov to support economic stimulus plan
Is Barack Obama the Technology President?