Change

This week we saw Barack “Barry” Obama become the 44th American president, writing history becoming the first African-American president. And the whole world rejoiced (except Russia it seems).

This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change.

One contributing factor to his victory was certainly his Internet campaign (and a fab iPhone app), far exceeding anything done previously: www.barackobama.com and my.barackobama.com.

Upon election, he already set up a new website: Change.gov. Will we see a change in the way a country is governed, through social e-government? Will Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt be part of his new government? Probably not.

While you’re at it, check out Change.org, a social action network.

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