It’s been a long 8 years.
Bush’s time in the Oval Office aside, the last 8 years has seen a boom online (termed clumsily as 2.0). Truly though, the internet has really come alive in terms of social networks and new media services since Bush made himself comfortable in the White House.
Rory at the BBC has posted a really interesting blog, looking at how the landscape today differs from Bush’s inauguration all those years ago.
Coolest of all? CNN following up their election night hologram, by asking people in DC to take a photo at 12pm (EST), and email their photos in. Then they’re going to use “Microsoft Photosynth to create what could be an extraordinary 3D image.” This is a fantastic citizen journalist stunt, where ‘old’ media mobilises people on the ground to create something totally awesome.
More info on CNN here.
More info on Photosynth here.
*Disclaimer* Microsoft is an Edelman client.