Carole Jett, deputy chief of staff for the Department of Agriculture, on Wednesday became the first current Obama administration official to guest post on one of Google's corporate blogs. Jett's memo, which was featured on Google's enterprise blog and was cross-posted to its public policy blog, highlighted her department's use of an interactive Google map that provides detailed state-by-state information about economic stimulus package spending. The map makes it easy for people to find information about stimulus projects in their part of the country by department, program, or dollar amount.Before you decide what you think about this, ask yourself: How would you feel about an Obama administration official blogging for, say, an official Universal Music Group blog, about how listening to UMG's music improves employee morale at her department? Or a Bush administration official blogging for Exxon, about how much his agency appreciates the steady and reliable supply of gasoline provided by the oil company?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tech Daily Dose: 'Obama Official Blogs For Google'
Reports National Journal's Tech Daily Dose: