FTC Launches Tech Blog on Wordpress

March 23, 2012 -

"Hello world," begins the first post at the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new tech blog on Wordpress. The first post is written by Ed Felten, Chief Technologist at the FTC, who goes on to say that the point of the blog is to talk candidly about technology in a way that is "sophisticated enough to be interesting to hard-core techies, but straightforward enough to be accessible to the broad public that knows something about technology but doesn’t qualify as expert." 

"Every post will have an identified author–usually me–who will speak to you in the first person," he continues. "We’ll aim for a conversational, common-sense tone–and if we fall short, I’m sure you’ll let us know in the comments."

"I’m looking forward to having a conversation with you about technology," he adds. "Stay tuned for our first 'real' post."

It will be interesting to see what the FTC will blog about in the days, weeks and, months ahead. Hopefully Ed Felten avoids an unintended gaffes and doesn't give opponents of various endeavors by the agency unintended ammunition. Whatever happens, the FTC tech blog will be an interesting read. You can find it at techatftc.wordpress.com.

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