Transition Watch: Obama supporters ponder online future
- By Brian Robinson
- Nov 21, 2008
Now that the presidential election is over, the Obama transition team is thinking about how to keep the more than 2 million registered users of the MyBarackObama.com Web site engaged, according to USA Today
Legally, the database can’t be handed over as is to the Obama White House. But the Web site was so successful in motivating political activism during the election that the Obama team doesn't want to see that energy dissipate. Transition officials say that keeping Obama supporters engaged and active through the Change.gov Web site is a top priority, and both the remaining campaign organization and the transition team are trying to develop new online efforts, USA Today said.
Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.