Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Inauguration Scrapbook

The next time Clay Shirky talks about his book, "Here Comes Everybody" he may very well mention this site as an example. Here's a clip from the About Us page:

"This site was built over a couple of days right after the 2009 presidential inauguration by a group of Obama-supporters/friends in various states. We were unable to make it to D.C for various reasons but still wished to engage in the moment. There are many (infact millions!) of other people that wished to make it to D.C., but were unable due to family, work, and other obligations. We therefore created this site for anyone to share, view, and vote on images capturing that special series of days. Whether you were in D.C. or not, you probably did something special. Yes, YOU! Because really, this was the people's election"

Very cool, eh? Folks just decided to create a site to allow anyone to share pictures from the Inaugural. This does something that no magazine could afford to do, and it's a perfect example of what Mr Shirky is talking about in his book.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great link! I wanted to go to the inauguration badly but couldn't -- too bad I don't know anyone with skills to pull this off... Including myself :(

You couldn't catch these anywhere else (LOL):