Is President Obama Turning Our Authorities Right into a Wiki?

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The most recent viral video from President Obama asking us all to go to Whitehouse.gov and submit and vote our questions concerning the economic system caught me without warning, however ought to it have? Possibly that is what we should always study to anticipate when Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, sits on President Obama's exterior cupboard!

The video virtually appeared like a gimmick at first, however deep down the concept is good. Consumer submitted questions are submitted for different customers to vote on. This transfer is straight out of the Google textual content e-book.

When web site customers are allowed full freedom, the result’s 98% ineffective spam and a pair of% extremely clever questions. Utilizing the identical logic, 98% of the web sites are ineffective spam and a pair of% are extremely helpful and informative.

Discovering the precious 2% could also be simpler than you’d suppose. Should you use Google's easy, but revolutionary, secret. The one particular person Google doesn’t belief to inform them about your product is you! Google appears to all of the websites linking to yours to see if it ought to belief your info, and can by no means belief you till others provide you with their stamp of approval within the type of a hyperlink. So what does the brand new WhiteHouse.gov do? The identical factor, the one questions Obama will reply are those everybody else needs to ask.

President Obama has opened the federal government to an interactive platform on the Web, making a system the place people have funding. Now the web site encourages collaboration and intrigue for the group of holiday makers. WhiteHouse.gov has turn into an ideal instance of an internet 1.zero static web site was an internet 2.zero person interplay expertise.

Shifting into the longer term, are we approaching a authorities run social community, and would that profit us? Wikipedia has confirmed the world's mixed data is extra correct, clever and enlightening than something an organization might manufacture. Ought to we take into account posting our tax code and different authorities paperwork right into a Wiki format so residents might make edits?

If President Obama exploits this interactive medium accurately, he could be the face of essentially the most vital change to how our authorities works in 250 years. If not, you realize what they are saying … rubbish in, rubbish out.

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