Web-based methods were important for the most efficient and innovative election campaign ever. Now the President-Elect has started a brand new blog in which he will communicate his intentions with the public during the transition period. Det progressiva USA says that this makes it possible for Obama to get his messages through independent of traditional American media.

The rest of the world will obviously evaluate this election campaign and we can foresee that the internet will be increasingly important for election campaigners in the industrialized democracies.

In an ideal world the web may also facilitate transparent, honest and inclusive politician-public communication. That, of course, presupposes a shrinkage of the digital divide. In any case, the future will tell if this blog will be used to strengthen vertical interaction and if it will become a new and important governmental portal alongside