MIT Gunman and the Boston Manhunt
Last night I started this storify to portray how social media allow for faster information circulation. This is just a glimpse of the power of Twitter and Facebook to inform the community about danger. In a day like this for Boston, when everyone is hungry for information nothing is enough.
- While Boston was still recovering from the tragic events of April 15th, there was a new turn in the story, little after 10pm last night. I found out about the gunman at the Stata Center on Facebook reading the posts of my friends at MIT.
- A police officer was shot on MIT campus about 20 mins. ago! Stay indoors folks! http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FG0ZPb2h2fA&h=oAQF3fUM4AQFEMpJquV6zDCm67GwH9Ag-0PHe4HOLEVx0Xw&s=1 …" class="">t.co/G0ZPb2h2fA #Cambridge #Boston
- My first search on line around 11pm only brought up results from the February gunman alert in MIT. Of course the news were already trending on twitter
- The Cambridge police was already on reporting to update the citizens
- The MIT newspaper official page did a lot of reporting and updating using their official twitter account
- The Anonymous reported on duty
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