Every year Fastcompany chooses 50 companies that they consider to have been the most innovative over the past year. This year as number one they chose Team Obama that "took a skinny kid with a funny name and turned him into the most powerful new national brand in a generation." Barack Obama's presidential campaign used a lot of web technology to connect with more voters than ever in history. It has really shown the power of web technology to convey information, raise funds, and encourage participation. The Obama on-line "community raised more money, held more events, made more phone calls, shared more videos, and offered more policy suggestions than any in history." And it seems to be continuing to encourage participation and accountability, see recovery.gov as an example.