Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Jerry Brown: Blogger

So I finally had an opportunity to meet with Jerry Brown and I really liked him. He was very personable and interested in getting better connected with the electorate. One immediate offshoot -- Jerry is now blogging which I think is great. He has also asked for a set of recommendation to improve his web site.

As we talked about the Internet and the web I gave Jerry the standard pitch about Cluetrain and pushed an idea that Doc Searls and I had discussed -- the networked electorate. Jerry got it and wants to explore how he could get both elected and appointed officials in Oakland blogging. Now that would be cool.

1 comment:

Ben Casnocha said...

Way to go getting Jerry Brown to join the blogesphere. What are your thoughts around a "connected electorate"? Through my SF based company Comcate I work with cities in implementing customer service/e-gov programs. Would love to hear what you're thinking in this area...