Social Media Provides Relief After Boston Marathon Explosions
This roundup of key social media coverage of the explosions yesterday demonstrates social media's ability to not only inform but also serve as a tool for organizing victim assistance.
AS IT HAPPENED
- — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe)Mon, Apr 15 2013 11:59:31BREAKING NEWS: Two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession right next to the Boston Marathon finsh line this afternoon.
- — Billy Baker (@billy_baker)Mon, Apr 15 2013 12:59:32Two explosions right in front of Marathon Sports. Witnesses saw bones sticking out, legs on ground, blood everywhere, and awful smell.
ON THE GROUND MOMENTS
- First explosion
- Second explosion
- Marathon suspended
- Frightening scenes soon began popping up all over social media
- As well as moments of heroism
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