Tuesday, January 20, 2009
CNN, Facebook and the Techno-Inauguration
It was fascinating Tuesday to watch the day-long live video stream of the inauguration by CNN.com, accompanied by the continuous flow of Facebook reactions from around the world.
The Facebook world wished our new president well, along with sharing their feelings of pride for our nation. Mixed into the fast-flow of reactions were the inane along with the innocuous, even comments on Michelle's footwear when she and President Obama ditched their limo to stride among the masses.
How fitting for the President who mastered social networking in his quest for the White House to be the focus of the largest social networking event ever. As many stated Tuesday, praise to technology, which gave a truer sense of the spectacle of it all, especially for those of us thousands of miles away.