The key takeaway from night one of the DNC: Maybe everyone should plagiarize Michelle Obama. She gave a remarkably tight and effective speech that seemed to bring together a decidedly divided crowd. “That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves — and I watch my daughters — two beautiful, intelligent, black young women — playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” Here’s the speech.

+ While the day ended well for the Dems, things got of to an unusually divisive start. Here’s a look at the good and bad stuff from day one, and the day’s winners and losers.

+ “If you didn’t see this coming, you haven’t really been spending a lot of time online this election season.” From Wired: This Insane DNC Is the Convention the Internet Made.

+ I’m old enough to remember when conventions were boring. A few reflections on 2004 in Boston, the week when bloggers ruled the world (and history was altered).

+ Buzzfeed: The first day of the DNC as told by Bill Clinton’s facial expressions

+ “A former president who wants to be first man extolling the virtues of a former first lady who wants to be president. Only the Clintons.” Social media sites might want to add a few servers for Bill Clinton’s address tonight.