This Inauguration Will Be YouTubed, Flickred And Even ‘Photosynthed’

imageimageThere will be no shortage of places online to experience Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration and the attendant festivities. Rex Hammock has created an open post on his blog to list coverage he finds particularly notable. NYT’s Bits Blog also has a rundown of some of the options.

— YouTube has created a special channel for the event here. The site has been up for about a week and already has 13 videos promoting the president-elect’s volunteer initiative, National Day of Service.

— Aside from videos, there is also the official inaugural committee’s Flickr page for photos, and a Twitter site.

— Over at, Hammock is particularly impressed with the cable news channel’s use of Microsoft’s Photosynth feature for The Moment. Photosynth reconstructs a scene or object from a bunch of flat photographs. It will take photos from the event and combine them all at the exact moment President-elect Obama is sworn in.

— Think you have the rhetorical skills to help out the president-elect on his inaugural speech? The Guardian’s Jemima Kiss points readers to the Inauguration Speech Generator.

— Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress’ official inaugural site will not only provide live streaming of the inauguration, but also has coverage of the inaugural lunch menu, plus recipes (PDF); the three-course meal includes herb roasted pheasant with wild rice stuffing (yield: 10 portions).