At around noon time Tuesday in Washington DC, Barack Obama became President and immediately brought change to America: Obama’s web team swiftly revamped the White House website.
The redesigned website reflects the simplicity of Obama’s campaign portal.
It contains updated links on the official biographical information about Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives, the new Cabinet, and the Obama administration’s agenda for the next four years.
The White House blog, which is integrated in the site, is already up and has immediately published five articles, including the full text of Obama’s inaugural speech.
The first blog post, written by Macon Phillips, the White House new media director, explained the changes Obama brought to the official website of the US president:
A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House’s new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world.
Millions of Americans have powered President Obama’s journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country’s future. WhiteHouse.gov is just the beginning of the new administration’s efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement.
Just like your new government, WhiteHouse.gov and the rest of the Administration’s online programs will put citizens first.
It also contains several contact points where you can send a message to Obama.