This video above is pretty amazing. CNN’s John King shows how pictures that regular folks took at the Inauguration can be synthesized into a photographic wall much larger than any single person had themselves. This is called CNN’s “Photosynth.”
At Arianna Huffington’s festive pre-Inaugural gala, I asked John King what CNN was going to do with the famous “election wall” that was so mesmerizing during the campaign. He intimated that this Photosynth thing was coming — but I didn’t really understand what he meant.
We are seeing technology change our news world — and oddly, CNN’s ability to absorb the product from people out on the street — at no cost to CNN — is a lot of the way that Arianna Huffington has done it with her many thousands of volunteer writers, pundits and correspondents.
Kudos to Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman who I hear is the management genius behind the scenes who keeps driving these interesting changes — and anything that makes Fox look behind the times is OK by me.
— Steve Clemons