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Buzz In: Where and How Did You Watch the Inauguration?

Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States earlier today, and as thousands gathered in DC for the event, millions more were expected to be watching the events on television around the world.

Several cities showed the broadcast on big screens — including in New York's Times Square. It was also carried via live streaming video on, Hulu, and many other sites.

So I'm wondering: Where and how did you watch Obama's historic inauguration? Did you pull up a Hulu stream at your desk? Gather with friends and family to watch from the couch? Meet up in a public square to watch on a big screen? TiVo it for later viewing? Watch while waiting in line at the bank, like I saw many people doing on my way to work this morning? No matter where or how you watched, tell me all about it in the comments!


californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I listened to over half of it on the radio because I had to do some errands in the morning and then I watched the rest on TV at home.
Advah Advah 8 years
BBC Player at work!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
streamed it from my desk on
divinelight divinelight 8 years
Oops! Forgot to say that I skipped class and went to the Student Union to watch in on tv with tons of other students. Haha. Great experience.
divinelight divinelight 8 years
It was my first day of classes at University of Texas for the spring semester, and I had a class at exactly 11am. I waited until 11:02 and the professor hadn't shown up yet, so I skipped. Turns out the professor is French and has been in the country only 3 days. He doesn't even have a syllabus yet. I definitely made the right choice. :)
Nwrh Nwrh 8 years
CNN, our living room Riyadh/Saudi :-)
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I was at work and was streaming CNN :)
psterling psterling 8 years
At work, with my boss!
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I was not interested at all, but in school they put it on during three classes. Multiple websites were used and televisions were turned on.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I listened on the radio...which was so odd! I was driving from my parents home, where I was babysitting my younger cousins over the long weekend, back to work and school just as everything was happening. So I had XM channel 130 on and listened. It was so weird not being able to see anything--- kept telling my family and friends that I do not know how people used to survive only with the radio! But I was glad I got to hear the speech as it happened, it was so moving! and I looked at pictures during class all day and watched TV coverage as soon as I got home. I wish I was near a TV though!
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I watched it from a reserved section just outside Capitol grounds. Quite exciting, and surprisingly not cold. I was glad to have tickets though... I didn't show up until 10am and was still able to get a great spot.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
The weather channel was predicting a snow storm in my area, so my boss told everyone to work from home. So, I was able to watch MSNBC all day. Turns out, we didn't get a flake of snow. Go figure!
syako syako 8 years
I didn't watch. But I sure did enjoy my day off! :P
sweet_magnolia sweet_magnolia 8 years
I at work, so I watched the inauguration on my computer through CNN with Facebook. I love watching history in the making!
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
My boss decorated the conference room (that has a tv) with flags and streamers. Then at noon, we redirected the phones to that room and took our lunch break... we were all eating pizza and watching the inauguration on TV.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I watched it in the boardroom at work on the brand new big screen that probably set the company back but I was just so glad and took a bunch of pics with my iPhone to mark the occasion:) I even wore my softest blue sweater in honor of Obama. We were in the boardroom for about an hour, but it was totally worth every second.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
NBC all day in the bedroom!
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
i am from canada and i got to watch it at school in my cafeteria.
ann418 ann418 8 years
My 2nd grade class and I watched the inauguration during writing time (while writing about it, of course).
luvluvg luvluvg 8 years
I hardly woke up in time, 11:58 to be exact!, but managed to click at high-speed online and found a live stream right as they began the swearing in.
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I watched it in the auditorium of my school with all of my darling middle school students.
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I watched from my bed while getting ready to go into the lab
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I'm in NZ and we are a good 18 hours ahead of America, so i got up a 5.30 to watch. I was in my PJ's wrapped in a blanket, switching between our national channels 1 and 3, and then CNN, Fox and BBC too. My Dad watched with me too before he went to work.
dlmslp dlmslp 8 years
i had it on in the background on my computer at work:)
seh79 seh79 8 years
While I contemplated joining the crowds across the river in DC, I opted for spending the day working remotely from home and watching it on TV.
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