The social media trail of the Tsarnaev brothers
- While the manhunt for Boston Marathon bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued in the Boston area, another search was taking place online to find out as much as possible about the 19-year-old and his older brother, Tamerlan, who died last night after a shootout in Watertown.
- Below is a picture of what might be Dzhokhar's profile on a Russian equivalent to Facebook, VKontakte, where his education was listed as going to the Cambridge Ringe & Latin School in 2011.
- This video about Syria was posted April 9, 2013:
- Another video posted March 2012 featured an unidentified man performing various accents.
- Others have tweeted graduation photos:
- And while fake Twitter accounts claiming to be Dzhokhar have surfaced, the website Buzzfeed reportedly confirmed to have his actual Twitter account. His last post, two days after the marathon bombing, wrote "I'm a stress free kind of guy."
Dzhokhar also appears to have posted comments in August of 2011 reviewing the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell for the UMass Dartmouth First Year Summer Reading Project.
- According to the post with his name, he writes:
"While I understand and agree with most of the concepts that Gladwell explained in his book, there are several ideas of his that I cannot fathom or just choose not to believe. Yes, this book was very interesting but the idea that a person can predict whether you and your partner are going to be together in the future is honestly a little hard to believe. Sure, if you put two obvious celebrities in a room talking about how they’re going to adopt six children, that’s just not going to work out. And the idea that a more experienced doctor is more likely to be sued is likely to happen because they would have way more patients and more time in the work force. “Thin-slicing” and other concepts made me want to keep reading."
- Dzhokhar's older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was a boxing enthusiast training for the U.S. Golden Gloves competition, where he was going to compete in the heavyweight division.
- According to a photo essay by Johannes Hirn,Tamerlan, 26, was training at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts Center.
- Some of the captions read of the story read:
"Originally from Chechnya, but living in the United States since five years, Tamerlan says: 'I don't have a single American friend, I don't understand them.'"
- "Tamerlan, 196 lbs, will represent New England in the heavyweight category at the National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City, Utah."
- "Tamerlan says he could be selected for the U.S. Olympic team and be naturalized American. Unless his native Chechnya becomes independent, Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia."
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