By Sarah Burris on November 28, 2008
There was an interesting piece on CNN yesterday as the terrorist attacks unfolded in India.
"With more than 6 million members worldwide, an estimated 80 messages, or "tweets," were being sent to Twitter.com via SMS every five seconds, providing eyewitness accounts and updates."The report goes on to day that reports of what people were seeing, pictures, and blood donation requests and details were being set out over twitter.
As Twitter user "naomieve" wrote: "Mumbai is not a city under attack as much as it is a social media experiment in action."The use of these fun technologies has been something our generation has used for quite a while, and politicos used throughout the campaign and on Election Day, its no surprise that the international community is as advanced if not more than the US is...
Neha Viswanathan, a former regional editor for Southeast Asia and a volunteer at Global Voices, told CNN, "Even before I actually heard of it on the news I saw stuff about this on Twitter. People were sending in messages about what they were hearing. There were at least five or six blogs from people who were trapped, or who were very close to what happened."