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Millions Watch Inauguration Online

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

The Royal Obamas

We heard that over 5 billion global viewers watched the Presidential inauguration yesterday, but if you were one of those that kept track and participated in CNN and Facebook’s streaming partnership, you weren’t the only one. According to statistics, the pairing resulted in 600,000 status updates posted with 4,000 updates per minute. With millions logged on during the broadcast, about 8,500 status updates were posted in the first minute of President Obama’s speech. CNN itself got more than 136 million page views.


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Inauguration: DC Verizon Wireless customers send 2.9 millon SMS messages

Barack Obama SMS continues to reach the hearts of minds of the nation’s younger citizens, and you just have to look at the way technology is being used as proof. My pal John Czwartacki from just shared an interesting piece of info - Verizon Wireless DC customers sent and received 2.9 million SMS messages between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm yesterday, during the inauguration. That’s a lot of tap-typing. To give an idea of reference, that is more than three times the number os texts sent last week during the same four hour timeframe.

[Thanks, CZ!]

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Malia Obama’s camera: Kodak EasyShare M893 IS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cameras, Hot Deals,

Malia Obama Kodak EasyShare M893 IS

We’ve been getting quite a few emails today asking about the camera that Malia Obama was using during Barack Obama’s inaugural address, so we figured a post was in order. Malia was taking images and/or recording video on her Kodak EasyShare M893 IS 8.1MP digital camera. It looks like she was sporting the purple version, but it is also available in red, black, and silver. You can grab one for just over $100 at Amazon.

We’re still curious if we’ll get to see any of the shots and footage that Malia scored from the amazing seats she had.

Watch Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Video,

If you missed the opportunity to see your 44th president address the nation this morning, here’s your chance to relive that historic moment.

You can also check out the transcript of President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech.

Mobile Carriers Warn About Coverage

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds,

The PrezMobile service providers are nervous that today’s inauguration won’t be able to handle the demand of cell phone and handheld calls, texts, photos and videos of the event. COWS (Cells on Wheels), COLTS (Cells on Light Trucks) and SatCOLTS (Satellite Cell Sites on Light Trucks) are being sent in to meet the demand. Carriers are also increasing in-building coverage on Capital Hill, along the parade route, the National Mall, and other high traffic areas. Even with the boost, those attending may still get a “no, you can’t” signal and carriers are hoping that users will text instead of making their calls,or taking photos and video.

Update: In fact, this seems to be the case, so if you are catching up on your handheld or cellie, there may be a delay.

Read More | eWeek

Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration Live Coverage

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Elections, History, Videos,

Hulu has been doing a great job of providing live coverage of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration of . You can check out their coverage of all the events above.

Celebrating Barack

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, MTV, Gossip,

Barack Obama

Can’t get to Washington, D.C. in time for the biggest celebration of the year? There are many ways to watch the history-making Inaugural event which will see the swearing in of President-elect . Can’t attend a party in reality? Time to turn to all different types of TV.

The carbon-neutral Green Inaugural Ball, which is chaired by former VP , will be Webcast on multiple sites. Watch the arrivals on the Green Carpet and enjoy the emissions-free atmosphere from the safety of your laptop.

will also be Webcasting their Inaugural Event (the “Be the Change Inaugural Ball”), which is being held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. An array of musicians and celebs will be on hand for the event.

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This Week on TV (1/19-1/25)


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MONDAY 1/19)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Ricky’s dad arrives in town with a proposal for how Ricky should handle impending fatherhood.” Apparently leaving town is an option?
  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Cuddy discovers that caring for her newly adopted baby leaves her little time to run the hospital.” Taking care of House and a baby is an impossible feat.
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  “The guys embark on a camping trip, but before reaching their destination, they stop at a biker bar where each must face off against a huge biker in the parking lot.” The reality is, many people want to kick ‘s ass. It’s time to hone their defense skills now.
  • Paranormal State (A&E, 10pm):  Season premiere. “A family believes their new home in suburban New Jersey is haunted. The team’s investigation leads them to dig in the yard for possible answers.” Haunting or no haunting, buried things in my yard is reason enough to move.

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Musical Lineup for Obama Ceremony Announced

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Classical, Country, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock,


This Sunday’s kickoff to Inauguration Week will look like a night at the . The January 18 ceremony - titled “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” - boasts a lineup that most people would have to pay big bucks for. But for this one time, it will be free to everyone.

The event is just one of many being held next week for ‘s January 20 inauguration. The incoming president will be honored at a number of ceremonies over several days.

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HBO Offers Free Access to Obama’s Opening Ceremony

Barack ObamaUPDATE: You can find a list of performers for that HBO program here.

Although most of us are currently without tickets for ‘s big day, those with cable or satellite service will have front row seats to the first major event of Inauguration Week.

On January 18, HBO will exclusively air the festivities from the Lincoln Memorial. The program is expected to be filled with A-list performers including a rumored appearance from Bruce Springsteen. Unlike the channel’s coverage back in 1993 (when Bill Clinton was welcomed into office), the 90-minute event will also be open to non-subscribers.

On Monday the 19th, the Disney Channel will be the sole broadcaster of “Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future.” The event honoring military families will be attended by and Jill Biden. Then on Tuesday the 20th, ABC will have exclusive access to “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration.” That is where the Obamas are expected to perform their first dance of the evening.

Read More | Variety