Monday, January 19, 2009


Here are just some ways to use social media today and tomorrow to share your Inauguration Day experiences:

*Participate in "The Moment" project by, which will use Microsoft's photosynth technology to create a massive, 3-D photo compilation of the precise moment Obama takes his oath of office. Email your photo of that moment to and then, later, head to to see the results.

*See Link Live's Inauguration tweetstream at

*Go to CNN's political ticker,, for the network's tweet coverage

* National Public Radio has set up a way for people going to the Inaugural to tweet their experiences and impressions by using the hashtag #dctrip09 to describe their travel to Washington and #inaug09 on Inauguration Day to weigh in on what it's like to be in the middle of it all. Follow for the latest tweets.

*Current and Twitter are teaming up again to broadcast as many tweets as possible over the inauguration ceremony and also will be streaming the event live.

*Check out, a joint project of NPR, CBS, American University, and others. The site compiles input from on-the-street citizen reporters through Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and other mobile applications.

*For a similarly condensed view of online inaugural-mania, do a Big Buzz search on Icerocket. This search site gives near real-time results from the Web, blogs, Twitter, video sites, news sites, and other Web 2.0 tools and mashes it all onto one page.

(Illustration, Swiss Army Phone, by Russell Tate for

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Blogger Matthew Marotta said...

Thanks Marcia! This is helpful. Great postings across the board. i am learning so much from your blog. Keep up the great work!

January 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Marcia Stepanek said...

Thanks, Matthew! Glad you're finding the blog useful; please don't hesitate to join the conversation here in the days and weeks and months ahead! Your input is most appreciated. Marcia

January 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

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