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Steve Herrmann Steve Herrmann | 11:11 UK time, Thursday, 22 January 2009

My colleague Rory Cellan-Jones has made some interesting observations here about whether the Obama inauguration was best followed (for those of us not actually in Washington DC yesterday) on new media or old, streaming online video or good old TV.

From the traffic figures on the BBC News website yesterday I'd say the most noticeable thing to me was the amount of video consumed by visitors to the site - in particular the number of people simultaneously watching the live stream, which was a new record.

Read more and leave comments on the BBC News Editors Blog.

Steve Herrmann is editor of the BBC News website.

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