Wednesday, January 14, 2009 the people's briefing book

Users create a briefing book for Obama

The government should expand broadband access to every American so the country can stay at the forefront of technological advancements, a person who goes by Jesse E. has recommended to President-elect Barack Obama on

The suggestion is part of an program to get ideas from the public on priorities for the coming years. Jesse E.'s recommendation of Jan. 12 could be included among numerous others in a "Citizen’s Briefing Book" to be delivered to Obama on Jan. 20 when he officially takes office, according to

Clearly Obama is going to continue to plow new ground in the use of social media for building support and collecting feedback. At last night's meeting of NetSquared DC Nathaniel James of the Media and Democracy Coalition talked about their meetings with the transition team, and it was clear that Obama has big plans for expanding broadband access, especially to under served populations. This can only be a good thing for the rest of us.

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