The original Communications Act was enacted in 1934 and subsequently revised in 1996 in which the word "Internet" only appeared 11 times while "payphone" garnered 18 references. Our policies are still being led by those outdated laws.
Local events used to be the only way for a president to hear directly from citizens, but network technology has opened up our civic possibilities. It's past time we used these tools to open up the Presidency.
If nothing else, this week the city of Washington was Obamafied. People went not just to celebrate, but to bear witness, to be together, to physically join the concise ritual of swearing in the president.