First Step for the New Administration: Change.gov

Since Tuesday night I've been happily detoxing from scores of political feeds. According to Google Reader, on average I was reading 265 posts a day for the last 30 days.

Even though I'm happily ditching many of the campaign related feeds the one thing I want to keep an eye on is what Obama is doing next.  Voting him into office was a critical first step but the job of a citizen isn't finished at the voting booth. 

The Sunlight Foundation is a great place to look for government transparency info, but I was hoping Obama would make his administration at least as transparent as his campaign without relying on others to drag it out of the dark corners of his administration.

So when, 36 hours after the election, Obama's campaign blog had gone basically dormant I was a little concerned. Sure he's busy, but now is not the time to go into isolation. But once again Obama didn't disappoint. His new website and blog Change.gov is up and running!

From their site:
Throughout the Presidential Transition Project, this website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements so that you can follow the setting up of the Obama Administration. And just as this historic campaign was, from the beginning, about you -- the transition process will offer you opportunities to participate in redefining our government.

 The site seems like it's just coming up to speed, but it's a good sign and a great start!