Photo sharing website Instagram has become a news powerhouse, reporting on scheduled and breaking news events in the form of pictures and hashtags. Today the social network is covering the Presidential Inauguration event in Washington, D.C. with the help of the #inauguration2013, #inaug2013, and #CNN hashtags.
More than 800,000 people are believed to be in attendance at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and all of those people have the opportunity to become part of the conversation.
Among photos are shots from the days events that include performances by James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce (who is singing the National Anthem).
Instagram users who are following the hashtags mentioned above will receive instant updates from the Presidential Inauguration.
CNN.com is taking the event one step further by showcasing a visual map of its #CNN shares from the crowd.
You can learn more about the event at the US Senate’s Presidential Inauguration website.