Inauguration Coverage 2009: Obama Winner Announced

February 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm 1 comment


On January 20th the world tuned in to watch one of the most historic moments in American history.  President Barack Obama was finally sworn into the Oval Office.  People from the farthest reaches of the world watched with anticipation as the man promising to fix all of the nation’s great ills took his oath to serve the people of the United States and the world.  Representing hope to the world, his speeches have elevated the spirits of many broken men and women which is evident in the stills showing members of the crowd shedding tears of hope during the ceremony.

We asked our thousands of users to document how they experienced this incredible event by uploading mobile phone pictures to SnapMyLife.  Expecting to see users standing in the crowded mall of our capital, we were surprised to see so many users simply watching from their TV’s at home, work, or school.  With attendance numbers expected to exceed 4-5 million it came as a bit of a shock when the official numbers came in as only 1.2 million attendees.  This meant that the event just became to difficult to manage for the 10’s of thousands of military and police personnel.  Therefore only 1.2 million were allowed through the gates.  As a result the story of the day was actually told by those of us that stayed home and casually watched with family and friends.

A prime example of this turn of events comes from the official winner of our Inauguration Day 2009 contest : KittyLou

Kitty spent hours documenting the event from the comforts of her living room.  She uploaded photo after photo of her television screen as the events unfolded.  Even choosing to set up a tripod and video tape the event on her flat screen tv.  While Kitty was not present for the actual event, she showed us how she will always remember this historic occasion.  Which as far as we can tell is the way millions of other people from around the world will remember the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Congratulations to Kittylou and a special thanks to Gizmothy, Je55ica, Elliottinspace, and all of the other users who submitted their great pics!

Update!  Check out WCVB News Channel 5’s coverage of SnapMyLife of Inauguration Day here.

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  • 1. Mike  |  March 1, 2009 at 5:46 am

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