On June 30, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will not only take his oath as the highest official in the land, but will also make history as the first Philippine president whose inauguration will be livestreamed on the Internet.
Yahoo! Southeast Asia will provide a live video stream of the Aquino inauguration, in partnership with broadcast network TV5, MediaQuest and webcast provider, FutureGen.
This will be made available on the Purple Thumb election site of Yahoo! Philippines, together with a live blog that will give up-the-minute updates and allow readers from all over the world to post their comments.
Just as in the Purple Thumb coverage of the first automated elections in the Philippines, bloggers and citizen journalists can take part in Yahoo!’s social media coverage by using the hashtag #PurpleThumb together with their election-related tweets. These #PurpleThumb Twitter updates will be automatically posted on the live blog, where they can be read by the millions of readers who visit the Yahoo! Philippines site.