Today the Washington Post announced the launch of WhoRunsGov.com, a MindTouch powered, political community that features profiles of influential political officials including members of the new presidential administration, Pentagon officials, lawmakers, senior Congressional aides and committee staff. This new collaborative publishing platform is a remarkable example of how MindTouch Deki can unite politics with social media and contextually-placed content. No other traditional media publication has taken such an innovative approach to facilitate collaboration and content syndication within the political sphere like the Washington Post has today.
Hands down this platform will change the way we look at the world of Washington through its key players and personalities. The site features concise profiles of influential political officials who shape government policy, including members of the new presidential administration, Pentagon officials, lawmakers, senior congressional aides and committee staff. The first several hundred profiles are being crafted by a newly created editorial team at the Washington Post Company, as well as a group of experienced outside contributors.
Unique features include a navigation that is dynamically and automatically generated (for example, the profile of a Democratic congressman will immediately provide itself in the appropriate places in the navigation based on search), contextually relevant news pulled from the Washington Post and Google News and is generated dynamically for each profile page and automatic updates to the page pulled in from a variety of sources.
With MindTouch Deki, Washington Post benefits from the following unique attributes:
An adaptive platform that is extensible and supports integration with best-of-breed technologies
Sophisticated collaborative publishing with the most comprehensive wiki
Native ability for open content aggregation and syndication
Read more about WhoRunsGov.com and the entire press release here.