A Twitter-Eye View of Inauguration WeekendWe Shall Overcome
The 2008 election will be remembered in part as the first in which online social media—blogs, Facebook and MySpace pages, YouTube videos, and Twitter—played a big role in selecting a President. The connected nature of the electorate was driven home by the flurry of messages posted by the more than 2 million people who packed the capital on Jan. 20 to witness the swearing-in of Barack Obama. Here's one account of the festivities, by BusinessWeek Washington Bureau Chief Jane Sasseen, who launched her Twitter account just in time to post thoughts on everything from the pre-inaugural parties to the post-inauguration traffic jams. The posts start with the most recent, which went out from Sasseen's BlackBerry (hence, the Twitterberry name) at 4:10 p.m. ET.
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