Social Media: Blogs, Twitter and Mumbai Terror Attacks

It’s been a tough 48 hours so far. 36 hours for me so far, as I only got to see the news on my mobile phone via twitter (and Facebook status messages)

Apparently I was not the only one.

The worldwide news establishment which was hungry for the news (presumably because of foreign hostages in Taj, Oberoi and Nariman Chabad house) and having no local presence in India and finally found Twitter posts on Mumbai and the blasts. They came to know of the initiatives like Mumbai help by Dina and othersΒ 

Soon Twitter and Blogs became the next story after the hostages and terror attacks themselves.

Here are some I came across:

PC World: In Mumbai Bloggers and Twitter (sic) offer help to relatives

CNN: How Social Media reacted to Mumbai

Reuters: Blogs Feed Information Frenzy

Sky News: Bloggers in Shock At Mumbai TerrorΒ 

ZDNet: Knowledge is Power

ABC News: Social Media a Lifeline, Also Threat?

Telegraph UK: Mumbai Attacks: A defining moment for Citizen Journalism

Indiatimes: Twitter Arises from Mumbai Ashes

CNET: The Information Flow from Mumbai


About Gautam

Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on November 28, 2008, in DesiPundit, india, online, thought provoking and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Social Media: Blogs, Twitter and Mumbai Terror Attacks.

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