new Things I Ate in Cambodia: TWITTER AND SOCIAL JOURNALISM PLAY HUGE ROLE IN MUMBAI ATTACKS

Thursday, November 27, 2008

TWITTER AND SOCIAL JOURNALISM PLAY HUGE ROLE IN MUMBAI ATTACKS

Okay, one more.

One fascinating aspect of this Mumbai debacle is how citizens have really picked up the slack journalism wise. People are using Twitter, Flickr, and blogs as we speak to post real time updates about the situation way before major media outlets can get there. We are looking at a curious and fascinating future, folks: you thought the TV news was real time coverage? You ain't seen nothing yet. The filters are breaking down and thank God for that.

Please, please look at this stuff.


TWITTER FEEDS:

Mumbai Twitter: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=mumbai

Bombay Twitter: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=bombay

Mumbai Twitter 2: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23mumbai

http://twitter.com/mumbaiattack (one poster’s super poignant tweets)


NEWS ARTICLES:

MAHALO NEWS UPDATES (AWESOME!)
http://www.mahalo.com/Mumbai_Terrorist_Attacks

MUMBAI TERROR DRAMA UNFOLDS ON NET: GREAT ARTICLE!
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080074301


INDIAN GOVERNMENT TRYING TO BLOCK TWITTER?!!?
http://www.inquisitr.com/9863/report-indian-government-trying-to-block-twitter-as-terrorists-may-be-reading-it/


(Might I add this is a horrible strategy? People are using Twitter to communicate with one another and (maybe?) alleviate the panic and uncertainty they are currently feeling.)

MUMBAI ATTACKS CATALOGUED ON TWITTER – The Age Australia.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/web/mumbai-attacks-live-on-twitter-flickr/2008/11/27/1227491713487.html


MUMBAI ATTACK AFTERMATH DETAILED TWEET BY TWEET
WIRED.COM
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/first-hand-acco.html


BLOGS AND OTHERS:

SUPER WELL DOCUMENTED WIKIPEDIA PAGE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/26_November_2008_Mumbai_attacks

GAURAVONOMICS BLOG: REAL TIME CITIZEN JOURNALISM IN MUMBAI ATTACKS
http://www.gauravonomics.com/blog/real-time-citizen-journalism-in-mumbai-terrorist-attacks/

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good links on mumbai, will look at foods next time...

jack said...

More people are likely to use mobile phones and technologies like SMS to get in touch with relatives than go online, because the number of mobile users outstrips that of online users in Mumbai. But when the phone lines are clogged, some people are realizing that going online may be a good alternative.
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