Peak #Inaug2013 Moment: "We cannot mistake absolutism for principle...name calling as a substitute for debate." — 27,795 Tweets per minute.Twitter Governmentvia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM
1.1 Million #Inauguration -related Tweets during #Inaug2013 ceremony. Total for 2009 = ~82k.Twitter Governmentvia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM
18,712 #Inauguration-related Tweets per min as @BarackObama sworn in at #Inaug2013. Oath of Office in 2009 was 3,210 TPM.Twitter Governmentvia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM
What's in the words?
21 Jan. 1:26 p.m. EST
President Barack Obama's second inaugural address was so broad that in 2,114 words, he repeated only three words more than a dozen times and those words themselves weren't exactly telling but geared toward future collective action.
The word Obama used most, except for common articles:
• will – 21 times
• us – 20 times
• must – 16 times
• people – 11 times
• time – 10 times
• America – 8 times
• together – 7 times
• country – 7 times
• make – 7 times.
Obama was slightly less verbose than four years ago when his speech had 2,385 words, but he emphasized the same words in both addresses. He said "us" 23 times, "will" 17 times, "nation" 12 times, "new" 11 times and "America" nine times.
Here's a look at some of the common keywords and themes that run through U.S. inaugural addresses since 1900:
“I think that because of the reluctance of both parties to bring about bipartisan action toward the economy _ certainly everybody is affected by the economy _ I look forward to him bringing the Republicans and Democrats together. ... I look forward to him bringing about compromising.”– Beniam Fantu, 34, of Dallas.
"There are no coincidences. I don't believe there are. This was exactly what was intended, to show how far we have come in our civil freedoms and in our civil rights."– Alenda Young, 39, of Chicago, on the inauguration ceremony occurring on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Young is president of the Monarch Awards Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Xi NU Omega chapter.
"I think he's a great man. He's trying his best. He did a lot his last period as I think he's going to do a lot more in his next four years."– Karen Espinoza, 24, was working at a Hispanic market in Little Rock, Ark., as Obama addressed the nation Monday. She didn't hear the president's speech, but said she was impressed by Obama's efforts on immigration reform.
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And THAT'S why she's the No1 performer in world music.....incredible! #Beyonce #inaugurationPiers Morganvia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM
The hardest song in any repertoire, the National Anthem. She had to remove the in-ear monitor. It's a bear. She sang beautifully.BetteMidlervia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Beyonce just WORKED that National Anthem! That National Anthem needs a cigarette after what she just did to it!! That was INCREDIBLE!! Wow!clayaikenvia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:51 PM
What's on Obama's playlist?
21 Jan. 3:10 p.m. EST
The President's official inauguration playlist, released through the digital music service Spotify, includes tracks from musicians set to perform at his swearing-in festivities, as well as music by some of his favorite artists:
1. Stevie Wonder, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)"
2. Beyonce, "I Was Here"
3. Marc Anthony, "Mi Gente"
4. Fun., "Carry On"
5. Alicia Keys, "New Day"
6. Brad Paisley, "Mud On The TIres"
7. Far East Movement, Cover Drive, "Turn Up The Love"
8. Glee Cast, "Edge Of Glory (Glee Cast Version)"
9. James Taylor, "Your Smiling Face"
10. John Legend, "Ordinary People"
11. Katy Perry, "Firework"
12. Kelly Clarkson, "Breakaway"
13. Nick Cannon, "My Mic featuring Biz Markie"
14. Usher, "Something Special"
15. Walt Whitman, The Soul Children Of Chicago, "Higher And Higher"
16. Smokey Robinson, "Get Ready"
17. Mindless Behavior, "Future"
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21 Jan. 3:33 p.m. EST
Rolling. Inaugural parade is about to begin. #inaug2013.- Darlene Superville covers the White House for The Associated Pressdsupervilleapvia twitter on Jan 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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