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The Politics and Technology Community is a resource for educating readers about telecommunications and information technology, both part of the infrastructure designed to better streamline any administration, enhance the productivity and offer other benefits to faculty and staff no matter whose administration is residing in the White House.
Learn about the impact telecommunications and related technologies are having on politics. Bookmark this site and return daily for the latest updates. Serving as a resource for news and information pertaining to the development, proliferation and adoption of technology, this site will focus on how the Obama administration is infiltrating technology into the White House, the government and the nation.
This is the dawn of a new era and it can be seen by the actions of then Senator Obama announcing he was going to reveal his nomination for the Vice Presidency via SMS. By doing so, he turned how campaigns were built and constructed, for the better, toward the use of technology.
Even after Obama won the election, text messaging sky-rocketed as people all over the nation sent their thoughts or concerns to family and friends moments after the announcement was made.
The well-know RIM BlackBerry user stated that it would take more than just a please and thank you for him to hand his BlackBerry over. Weeks later, a company named General Dynamics designed the Sectera Edge, a "Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device," or "SME PED." A one of a kind smartphone designed exclusively for the tech-savvy president.
Not only is the Obama administration brining technology into the White House but also, the government as a whole is adopting technologies such as e911 and robotics for war zones.
Advancements in technology are assumably only going to get better and with political figures using social network sites like Twitter and Facebook while making a conscientious effort to learn about the tech world around them in addition to listening to their constituents via those social networking sites may all be signs marking the new age of political technology.
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