New Media projects from Congress
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Hill staffers who work with online communications could benefit from an inventory of what has been tried with online communications -- both successes and failures. This page is an attempt to provide that resource, and is a work in process. Feel free to add your work!
Description: (from the site) Ask George is the easiest way to search State of Washington Web pages. You don't need to use confusing symbols or search terms. You simply ask a question or name a topic in your own words, and George does the rest. Just type in your keywords or a detailed question, then press Enter or the �Go� button. (For example: Where can I learn about emissions testing for my vehicle?)
Congressman Buck McKeon's YouTube page
Description: Congressman McKeon's page includes numerous informative videos of the Congressman explaining several policies. Also includes behind-the-scenes footage of his Congressional offices and interviews with his Congressional staff.
Eshoo's vote justifications
Description: On Congresswomen Eshoo's website, under the "Issues" heading, the congresswoman has detailed listings of her voting positions on a variety of issues.
Honda -- estem, honda2.0 redesign project
Description: (from site) Rep. Honda’s constituents, among many others, will redesign his Congressional website – in what is called crowd-sourcing – in the latest initiative by Rep. Honda to make government more transparent and accessible to the public. To begin generating ideas for the web re-design, Rep. Honda has already started engaging in a dialogue with constituents on Twitter using the #honda2.0 tag (for more info: http://tinyurl.com/congresscrowdsource).
Iraq CODEL google map mashup
Description: (from site) Senator Nelson recently led a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Iraq to meet with Nebraska troops and assess the challenges and progress in the war-torn country. He created a webpage so you can share in his experience in Iraq and see and hear for yourself how our men and women in uniform live and carry out their mission throughout the region.
Leg 2.0 Durbin on OpenLeft Redstate etc
Description: Senator Durbin participated in an open online forum with the public responding to questions about broadband policy.
Description: (from site) Digg CEO Jay Adelson asks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questions sent by iReporters and selected by the Digg community.
Description: (from site) CNN's Mark Preston delivers viewer questions to Minority leader John Boehner in a 'Digg Dialogg.'