White House boosts social media apps, by Doug Beizer, FCW.com (Dec 15, 2009).
An application produced at Princeton University that makes it easy to search the Federal Register is an example of the applications White House officials want to see created, McLaughlin [the deputy federal chief technology officer] said. The application, named FedThread, also lets users to sign up to receive alerts about items published in the Federal Register based on keywords.
…”We can make a lot of government data available, but it doesn’t really do much good unless apps developers translate it into Web sites, mobile applications or platform apps that really are useful.”
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