The world witnessed history in the making Tuesday, and the television was not the only place millions tuned in. Every moment of the inauguration was captured on the internet. Blogging was one way people were documenting history. From the time the gates opened at National Mall to the moment Obama took oath, millions shared their thoughts and experiences on the web and became part of history. The moment Barack Obama was sworn in as our 44th President, the White House internet staff was ready. Instantly, whitehouse.gov titled him officially, President Barack Obama. Blogs immediately followed, announcing plans for change. Anxious bloggers hurried to be the first to post their opinions and comments about the historic event. Some comments came directly from the millions swarming Washington. One man strolling down Columbia Road posted this blog on forbes.com: "Yes, there's a clinking of glasses and small talk about the next four years, but mostly there's talk about the tickets." Another mentioned the crowd at the National Mall, The line to enter stretched around the corner". Popular blog spot Twitter gave advice to those fighting the traffic and cold conditions at the National Mall. CNN teamed up with Facebook, to help people share their experiences, and thoughts heading in to the new administration. Bloggers used their iPhones or PDA's in Washington to stay in touch in cyberspace. Watching the inauguration simultaneously on the internet and on television, there was a slight delay as the video streamed in. CNN had such a high volume of users trying to watch it on their site, people were actually put on a waiting list, to view the footage. Other sites had video temporarily cut out, but no major problems to report.
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