Kara Swisher

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Go to the Inauguration Online With Live Earth

Live Earth–famous for its huge global entertainment concerts in 2007–will open its 2009 Green Inaugural Ball to the online community by taking video submissions, some of which will be shown at the event taking place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19.

Partnering with Magnify.net as part of a larger deal with the online video company, Live Earth is creating a global video channel for the inauguration.

Anyone can submit a new or existing short film or video to the Live Earth video site, which launches this morning, “expressing ideas as to how President Barack Obama and his administration can use clean energy and green technology to change the country, save the economy, and solve the climate crisis.”

That’s right, my friends, welcome to the Internet-astic, BlackBerry-loving, You-Tubing, Twittering Obama administration. Luddites need not apply.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald