Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Double Speak

Two separate readers have pointed out how the language of some of the new websites of the Obama administration has been repurposed by those examining governance from the outside. Michael Thomas notes the difference between recovery.gov and recovery.org, and Rachel Lee notes that transparencycorps.org encourages more citizen participation than transparency.gov. As Lee points out, "Under 'Tasks,' users can do things like collect data about earmarked projects from the request letters of House members. They also have a point system in place for task completion."



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