It has all changed.
15 and half million views of a homage of a meshup that appeared on
youtube that did as much to boost Obama’s profile early in the election
—Hulu: Will be streaming live, Fox.com will also be using Hulu’s stream.
—C-Span: Washington D.C.’s video standby will have four live feeds to choose from.
—CNN.com: Partnering with Facebook so you can see your friends’ status updates while watching.
—Current TV : Will add a Twitterstream to its coverage.
—Starbucks and movie theaters: For those who cannot make it to Washington, MSNBC is hosting screenings of the inauguration in movie theaters and Starbucks across the country (although it looks as though these are already sold out).
— Joost is also broadcasting the inauguration live.
—Obama Girl is streaming her coverage on Stickam.
Where To Stay
—CrashTheInauguration: If you are going to Washington, D.C. and still don’t have a room, you might find a couch to sleep on at CrashTheInauguration. And if you are lucky they might even serve you Obama O’s for breakfast.
Where To Share
—NPR Inauguration Report:
Run by NPR’s social media desk, it will be collecting dispatches from
spectators via Twitter, Flicr, YouTube, and text message. All Tweets or
text messages that start with “#inaug09? or “#dctrip09? will be
included in NPR’s feed, as well as Flickr photos and YouTube videos
tagged “inaug09? or “dctrip09.” There are also an accompanying iPhone
and Android apps called IR09, Inauguration Report 2009 (more details here).
—Where Were You?: A video contest sponsored by Memelabs that will let people share where they were on this historic day.
iPhone Apps and Follow-up
—Ustream.tv: Stream the inauguration to your iPhone (see above).
—Inauguration Report 2009: Submit your own report to NPR with text,
photos, or audio. Reports post straight to NPR’s Inauguration feed (see
—PointAbout 2009 Presidential Inauguration Guide: Free app with a
countdown to the inauguration, distance to the inauguration steps, and
lets you navigate Washington, D.C. with maps of public transport, parking, free WiFi zones, and a Zagat’s restaurant guide for the city.
—CrashTheInauguration (same as above, but on your iPhone).
—Change (U.S.) Politics (iTunes link). Cast your approval rating of the Obama administration across 14 issues
—PolitFact’s Obameter: Obama made more than 500 promises during the election campaign. Track how many he keeps with the Obameter.
–and Operah has a free song from Will.I.am and Bono.