During the Inauguration of Barack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 20, Live users will be able to update their own Facebook status directly from the Live player; and also see status updates from their friends and other Facebook users on Live. On Facebook, the status updates for those using Live will be published in their News Feed with hyperlinked tags that read “via Live,” so users’ friends on Facebook can click the tag and join the Live/Facebook experience.

Since it dropped the paid wall for its live streaming, CNN has become far and away the leader in streaming live news events.  We reported on the big viewing numbers for the Mumbai attacks. The Inauguration will surely be a huge day for CNN.

The screen shot provided to Beet.TV is a mock-up of how the CNN/Facebook page will look.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer