Jan 20, 2009

The Change is Here

Screenshot of new www.whitehouse.govChange came today to whitehouse.gov, and I saw it happen live!

It was noon-oh-something, and I was looking at the site when it changed before my very eyes. I didn't refresh my browser. It was pushed new to my existing session. Pretty cool.

It's been a very long day, but I did want to acknowledge that in addition to a fabulous day on the mall--no arrests despite 2 million folks crowded on the mall and parade route--change is already happening.

Not so good, the new White House site deleted all the old pages so many federal sites--and other sites throughout the Interwebs--now have a bunch of broken links. The Good News, the White House site has a blog and other interactive and the promise of interactive features. Setting the bar for other government agencies!

See the quick change at www.state.gov, too. In addition to a nice and clean new look, they also archived the old Dipnote. It looks like they will continue to build on this popular destination. To the team at State: Nice work getting a half-dozen or so new blog posts up today! I hope State continues to provide a multimedia hub on the Dipnote site.


  1. At least they have an uplifting 404 message: "The page you requested wasn't found at this location. The Obama Administration has created a brand new White House website, and it's possible that the page you were looking for has been moved."

  2. @jeff, So I get a page not found with a smile?


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