Snuck into the HTML code is a “neat little Easter egg,” Protocol reports — a message that says “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back better,” followed by a link to the U.S. Digital Service, the executive branch’s elite technology unit.
Another hidden message on the page points anyone creeping on the HTML toward the White House’s analytics website, which allows viewers to see how many people are on government websites at any given time, as well as what pages are the most viewed (if all this tech talk is Greek to you, you can snoop the page the easier way, by clicking here; turns out a lot of people try to track their USPS packages!):
In addition to the hidden message from the U.S. Digital Service, the new White House website’s source code also includes a plug for the federal government’s web traffic dashboard https://t.co/NtUta04bvA pic.twitter.com/c8ueoZljox
— Benjamin Freed (@brfreed) January 20, 2021
Biden’s tough tech agenda in office will indeed need all the help it can get — read more about what he wants to accomplish in office on the cyber front here.