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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.

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  1. AS IT HAPPENED 

  2. ON THE GROUND MOMENTS 

  3. First explosion 
  4. Explosions at the Boston Marathon
  5. Second explosion 
  6. Second Explosion -- Boylston
  7. Marathon suspended 
  8. Frightening scenes soon began popping up all over social media
  9. OMG :o #prayforboston #BOMB #bostonmarathon #pray
    OMG :o #prayforboston #BOMB #bostonmarathon #pray
  10. So Sad. #pray4boston #prayforboston #boston #race #bostonmarathon #marathon #pray #nofilter #explosion #bomb
    So Sad. #pray4boston #prayforboston #boston #race #bostonmarathon #marathon #pray #nofilter #explosion #bomb
  11. #prayforboston #marathon #bomb #whywouldsomeonedothat #explosion
    #prayforboston #marathon #bomb #whywouldsomeonedothat #explosion
  12. As well as moments of heroism 
  13. Good work #bostonpolice #prayforbostoncity #prayforboston #terrible #terrorism #tips #hope #help #humans #bomb #boston #bostonpolice #bostonmarathon
    Good work #bostonpolice #prayforbostoncity #prayforboston #terrible #terrorism #tips #hope #help #humans #bomb #boston #bostonpolice #bostonmarathon
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