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Obama picks Google exec to lead citizen participation efforts

President Barack Obama has reportedly chosen Google executive Katie Jacobs Stanton to beocme the administration's director of citizen participation.

Computerworld, drawing on other reports, said Stanton is a business development executive for the search giant, and will start at her new post in March. Just what the director of citizen participation's job is remains unclear. A Wall Street Journal blog suggests that at least part of the job will be to develop effective, innovative ways to use Web 2.0 tools in increase citizen participation in the government.

 

 

 

Posted by Michael Hardy on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM


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