G & I watched the Inauguration on TV. First on HLN and then on CNN. I had the computer on and was following Twitter feeds for #Inaug09 and #Inauguration in separate tabs on Firefox. Actually I was skimming them for content, you could NOT keep up with either stream. You would get thru one page and already there was over 1000 new Tweets waiting for you to refresh. I am still following both feeds and they are continuing to be updated. And, not just by people in the U.S. either!
When Mr. Obama stood up to be sworn in I quickly typed in my welcoming message and left it up in Twitter while I watched the swearing in. I actually liked that Mr. Obama seemed a little nervous as he took his oath. As he finished his oath I hit the Enter key to welcome my new President to the office. I then shut the lid on my laptop and focused on President Obama's first speech as our leader. I have to admit that I was NOT disappointed. As soon as he was finished speaking I looked at G, and said, "Wow!". I then opened my laptop to see what the rest of the world had to say.
Mostly people seem to be positive and looking forward to this new administration. I feel very optimistic myself. The President's Inaugural speech was fantastic. You can get a full transcript of the speech in several places online. There are a couple of 'cloud' pictures of his speech up online and I include two here. One at the top of this entry and one at the bottom.
Here's hoping that today's promise becomes tomorrow's reality.