As a candidate, Barack Obama benefited greatly from the power of the Internet, tapping Web tools to reach, motivate, and collect funds from millions of people across the country. As president, Obama has cemented his role as the nation's most connected president to-date, incorporating technology as a cornerstone of key initiatives from healthcare reform to education. Taking a page from corporate America, Obama hired a chief technology officer to oversee the nation's IT direction. And, though he h
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Although he may be known for his BlackBerry use, during his campaign Obama benefited from iPhone users around the nation. Today, the pro-Obama group Organizing for America offers apps designed to promote and enable canvassing by Obama fans. "The latest version of the Organizing for America iPhone app is a groundbreaking tool that now provides volunteers everything they need to talk face to face with voters in their neighborhoods about November's elections," according to the organization's website.