Posts tagged with 'Obama'
Reading the blogosphere today it would be reasonable to think that Barack Obama has nominated Satan to lead the Federal Trade Commission. His name is actually Jon Leibowitz and all the talk about a "day of reckoning" for the online ad business will not be at the top of his agenda.
Leibowitz is a known anti-piracy advocate (good) and an aggressive
proponent of regulating online advertising (maybe not so good). He made
a speech on Feb. 12 while he was deeply into his job as one of the FTC
commissioners and investigating behavioral targeting. In that speech he
used the phrase "day of reckoning" about online ad regulation and
although it certainly has a promise of biblical wrath, he will not
smite this business.
As soon as President Obama was inaugurated this week, a shiny new version of the whitehouse.gov website was launched, replete with blog and RSS feeds, an indication of the new administration's intent to make full use of the internet.
I've been taking a look at the new White House site, and comparing it with Number10.gov, the Prime Minister's website which is still in beta since it was relaunched in August last year.
The inauguration of Barack Obama was more than just another big media event.
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum and regardless of where you live, President Obama's inauguration was an historic moment for the internet.