Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Transparency Restored

Recently I (and about everyone else on the Internet) wrote about the disappearing agenda from Barak Obama's change.gov website. It caused something of an uproar, and with good reason. The biggest mistake anyone can make online is to think that no one's paying attention. You might not get a lot of feedback when everything's going well, but cross over the line....

It's not clear if the detailed agenda was restored in response to the hue and cry, or if -- as has been maintained -- it was a revision of the older "placeholder" agenda from the campaign website.

What's really of interest to me is that while I had no problem finding plenty of stories talking about the disappearance of the agenda -- ranging from mainstream media to Internet news sites to blogs -- the return of the detailed agenda received the same level of attention. Hmmm.

Anyway, the detailed agenda's back, and once again available for public scrutiny. And believe me, I will.

- Ralph

Day 151 of the WJMA Web Watch.

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