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Whitehouse.gov
White House.gov opening screen full 1-20-09.jpg
Opening page as of January 20, 2009
Web address whitehouse.gov
Commercial? No
Type of site Government Web site
Registration N/A
Available in English and Spanish
Owner The United States government
Launched October 20, 1994[1]
Revenue N/A
Alexa rank positive decrease 2,810 (April 2014)[2]
Current status Active

Whitehouse.gov is the official website of the White House and is owned by the United States government. Launched in October 1994,[3] it contains general American history information, as well as current news pertaining to the President, press briefings, proclamations, executive orders, and any speeches the president has made on the radio.

The website is the responsibility of the incumbent administration. As a result the site is completely redesigned for each new president, and the site's structure and URLs are often inconsistent from one administration to the next.

Content of website is in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license.[4]

The Presidency of Barack Obama[edit]

Content[edit]

The current administration's website is broken into the following sections:

  • The White House Blog
  • Photos & Videos
  • The Briefing Room
  • Issues
  • The Administration
  • The White House
  • Our Government

Platform[edit]

The current website runs on the open source software named Drupal.[5]

Civic engagement[edit]

On September 1, 2011, David Plouffe announced in an email that the White House is releasing "We the People" to allow public petitions on whitehouse.gov. The launch of the petitioning platform was announced by Katelyn Sabochik September 22, 2011 in a White House blog post.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vice President Unveils First Interactive Citizens' Handbook". The White House, Office of the Vice President. 1994-10-20. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Whitehouse.gov Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Scout Report: Week ending October 21, 1994". 1994-10-21. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/copyright
  5. ^ http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=220900519
  6. ^ [1], White House blog press release regarding the new "We the People" petitioning platform, whitehouse.gov

External links[edit]