From Tweetsgiving to terrorism. So go the days of our lives.
This morning I woke up excited about the use of Twitter as a tool for advertising a charitable campaign. As the day wore on and news began to filter out of Mumbai, Twitter is once again proving it’s unique position in social media circles. News of the Mumbai attacks are reported to have begun surfacing on Twitter an hour before the first reports began appearing in mainstream media (such as CNN).
Having spent little time outside of work in Mumbai, I can’t begin to express how heartbroken I was when I learned of the latest attacks. While I don’t have a close of an emotional (or personal) connection to Mumbai as I do with Bangalore or Manila, I can’t help but cry at the thought of the suffering and terror now gripping the city.
Learn more about the attacks:
- #mumbai – Twitter
- Vignetting Life – Shot through the heart (Aditya Sengupta)
- Poynter Online – Following Mumbai Attacks via Social Media (Amy Gahran). Also at Contentious.com.
- Mumbai Metblogs