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Posted: 1/14/2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

The effective use of social media on the Web was likely one of the top three elements of Obama's path to victory. Government agencies are embracing social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, social virtual networks, podcasting, Web video and more, to better communicate with one another and their constituents. But many agency managers continue to restrict employees' access to the Internet, preventing them from establishing connections and sharing information that could improve their job performance. My hope is that President Obama will encourage agencies to remove these restrictions so that government can operate more collaboratively and transparently.