President Obama takes the oath of office before the public Monday morning in the 2013 presidential inauguration (the official swearing-in ceremony was today, because it’s the 20th). Watch Monday’s festivities live on LoHud.com and join the conversation on social media.
During the events we’ll be testing out our new social video player, which combines video alongside streaming tweets and Instagram posts, and gives you the ability to tweet from the page without switching over to Twitter. The player works on mobile devices as well as desktop computers.
The inuagural ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Eastern on Capitol Hill, followed by a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue around 2:35 p.m. The Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball begins at 7. For a more complete schedule and map of events, turn to USA Today’s inauguration weekend graphic.
Here’s how to follow along on social media:
For tweets from reporters covering the inauguration, follow this list curated by the USAT social media and politics team.
Other accounts to follow:
@lohudopinion, for opinion and reaction from around the country curated the authors of this blog. Mention us in your tweets and we may retweet you.
@obamainaugural, run by the official Presidential Inaugural Committee.
@BarackObama, run by the president’s campaign staff. Tweets from the president are signed -bo.
@FLOTUS, run by the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. Tweets from the First Lady are signed –mo.
@whitehouse, run by the White House.
@VP, run by Vice President Joe Biden’s office.
For more conversation on Twitter, follow and use the hashtags #inaug2013 (the event’s official hashtag) and #inauguration.
For updates and photographs, like the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s Facebook page, the White House’s Facebook page and President Obama’s Facebook page.
Obama’s team keeps its own Instagram account and we may see photographs there on Monday, but the last photo posted as of today is from the election in November.
More on the inauguration
For more information on the inauguration, check out the White House’s 57th Presidential Inauguration page and the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website.
How do you plan to follow the inauguration? Leave your answer in the comments below.
Photo: President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY