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Obama Inauguration: Event Goes Digital

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    Anyone wanting a glimpse into the inner workings of a presidential inauguration can now look to social media for the behind-the-scenes scoop.

    Ahead of President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, Obama's inaugural committee set up a Facebook page and Twitter account, @obamainaugural, with updates on festivities, co-chairs and notes about past inaugurations. (Obama's 2009 inauguration, for example, marked the largest attendance of any Washington D.C. event.)

    The latest in the world of planning is stage construction. The committee released a shot of the official platform that will hold 1,600 people on the big day.