Now that Barack Obama has sworn in as president we will get our first glance as to whether his use of alternative media outlets was a ploy for voters or a true attempt to connect to a younger audience and offer transparency. President Obama, more than any other politician I know of made use of sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. One of the most apparent changes in his first 24 hours as president, is the change of whitehouse.gov. A dramatic change from the previous design of the web page took place yesterday which shows the clean design of Obama's campaign sites.
Only time will tell if this trend will continue. Will Obama continue his internet presence, or will the time requirements of the Oval Office slowly strangle them out? Lets hope it will continue, and change will really take place. Now if we could get churches to follow his lead, and get into the 21st century. Wake up and pay attention pastors; younger congregants want transparency and new ways to connect with their leaders.
John Cade has more on this subject at threeparts.com