Wired: The Strange Theater of Watching the Inauguration on Social Media

Wired: The Strange Theater of Watching the Inauguration on Social Media. “The laser focus on Wednesday’s inauguration was to be expected—they always draw large audiences—but the attention paid to the symbols was significant. It was reflective of a populace craving a sign, and also wanting it to be more than that. Purple is nice, but it can’t manifest bipartisanship. Calling attention to that fact, even via tweet, is a way of both acknowledging the shift in priorities that comes with the new administration and promising to hold them accountable. The web is watching.”

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