See President Obama’s inaugural speech in under three minutes

SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2013 – President Barack Obama delivered an 18-minute, 2,114 word inaugural address on Monday marking his second term in office that made reference to divisive politics, the economy, gun control, equal pay for women, and was the first speech to use the word “gay.”

President Obama also quoted the Declaration of Independence and referred to the nation’s Founding Fathers and slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that bears his name.

Pundits are now parsing the speech, but many citizens missed it. While Monday was a federal holiday, not everyone had the day off. Numerous people were still expected to work, or were going about other business.

So if you didn’t catch it but you’re a little time strapped to watch all 18 minutes, the social video news website NowThis News edited the speech into a handy 163-second version highlighting key messages of the day into a little under three minutes. Consider it the “tweeted” version of the speech. Watch it here.

If you aren’t familiar with it, NowThis News calls itself “a video news network built for the digital generation.” It offers video news and video pop culture for mobile and social news consumers. It’s run by former executives from CNN and ABC News and has a partnership with social news site BuzzFeed. As with a lot of popular websites featuring news and video, it looks a lot like the photo site Pinterest.

No fair watching cute dog and cat videos on the site instead of the President. 


Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. Read more Media Migraine in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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