Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama Surfs for N.D.!

Well, call me flattered.

Obama is the first truly wired president, the first to have Internet access at his desk and to converse regularly via e-mail. This fingertip access sends him "constantly" online, said one senior adviser, and the information he finds there influences his thinking and some of his deliberations. He also "uses the Internet like a normal adult," said another aide, "reading news articles, checking sports scores." As for what Obama reads online, his advisers said he looks for offbeat blogs and news stories, tracking down firsthand reporting and seeking out writers with opinions about his policies. Obama was particularly interested in Dag Walker's No Dhimmitude.

"I don't think time permits him to be surfing all the time," Axelrod said, adding that the president reads "magazines like crazy," including the New Yorker, the Economist, Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone. "There are some commentators whose views he's interested in, and he'll read blog items at Covenant Zone."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/ 01 24/AR2010012403014_pf.html

Now I feel really badly about having blocked all those White House comments. Sorry, Barry. Try again and I promise I'll at least read them before I delete them.

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