Michigan.gov has updated their site once again and added numerous new features. Podcasts, blogs, and the ability to view the website on your PDA or cell phone are just a few of the changes that were made. I have visited a lot of other state's websites when I was going to be passing through or visiting that state and I have to say that Michigan's website has always been the best. The "Alerts" page contains everything from weather to Amber alerts. I thought the page was seriously outdated when I saw there was a Winter Storm Warning for Ontonangon. I checked the link and the date is indeed for today, May 10. They could get up to half a foot of snow up there. Sheesh!
I have to say that the blogs and podcasts are quite limited. The only podcast updated with any regularity is the Governor's weekly radio address. I could only find one blog which makes me wonder why the link is entitled "Blogs."
The one blog they have appears to be for the Dept. of Environmental Quality. I have to admit, that is pretty boring. Oh well, less competition for All Things Michigan I guess.
One last cool thing I like about the new content is a Michigan Photo Gallery that allows anyone to submit a photo and have it appear in the gallery on the Michigan.gov website. Again, the amount of content is a bit lacking. There are three photos and one of them is of the Mackinac Bridge and was taken by the MDOT photo lab staff.
Lots of promise with the site and as always there is still a bevy of information there on a number of different topics.