Saturday, January 24, 2009

Use of Social Media and the Internet on Inauguration Day

Here are some interesting facts on how people used social media and the internet to follow the Inauguration-

  • The Presidential Inaugural Committee setup an inauguration channel on YouTube, a twitter account, and a flickr account
  • People posted and followed updates on twitter using #inaug09
  • A graph on the twitter blog shows the number of twitter updates
  • Photos were shared on Flickr using the inauguration tag
  • According to the Google Blog, the top keywords used during the day on Google were live inauguration coverage, inauguration day 2009 streaming, listen to inauguration live
  • A graph on Google shows that the number of searches dropped from when the presidential oath began and when the Inaugural speech ended

Links for more information-

Inauguration Day: Social Media Goes to Washington

Interactive Inauguration of Obama Is Just the Beginning

Obama's Is First Web 2.0 Inauguration

Live-Blogging the Social Media Inauguration

Official Google Blog: Search findings from the U.S. presidential inauguration

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