Best of the Twitter Inauguration


| 1/20/2009 2:28:14 PM


Tags: Media, Politics, Barack Obama, Inauguration, Twitter,

Twitter Inauguration on Utne ReaderWhile millions tuned in to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration on TV, a conversation was raging on the microblogging site Twitter. Some expected the site would be overwhelmed by the influx of traffic, but it held up remarkably well, allowing journalists, celebrities, and general netizens to chime in on the day’s proceedings. 

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite insights below. And don’t forget to visit the Utne Reader twitter page while you’re over there.

On the scene:

NewsHour: Sign down on the mall says "We Have Overcome"

anamariecox: People mobbing police officers, desperate for direction. Metaphor? 

PatrickRuffini: Bearded bohemians richly represented

bennett gordon
1/20/2009 3:03:22 PM

By the way, the new White House has a Twitter page, too: http://twitter.com/whitehouse_gov