Many experience web based Inauguration, a revolutionary measure.
Wired PR News.com – In what some view as fitting for Obama’s political platform theme of change, individuals were able to break away from tradition and experience the Inauguration differently from the norm online with full access to ceremonies and news via streaming video. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), almost all major news outlets provided online access to live feeds through their websites.
As noted in the AP report, online video has quickly evolved with the advent of social based websites such as YouTube, which was not in existence during the last Inauguration of former President George Bush. The Inauguration committee also provided online news and updates continually for months leading up to and the day of the event.
Individuals who watched the Inauguration festivities online reported varied experiences, with some citing a good connection, and others stating they were disappointed in the quality of their web videos.