Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Power of Twitter

An US Airways flight plunged into the Hudson river outside of Manhattan this afternoon around 3:30-45pm. Here are the details of the first photo (pictured above) of the crash:

Janis Krums from Sarasota, Florida posts the first photo of U.S. Airways flight 1549 on Twitter from his iPhone. Thirty-four minutes after Janis posted his photo, MSNBC interviewed him live on TV as a witness. News coverage at Google. TV reports suggest that everyone survived the crash.

The citizen journalism capability with technology is unbelievable.

The NY Times is reporting that everyone survived the crash.

U.S. Airways Crash Rescue Picture: Citizen Journalism, Twitter At Work

Mac G is on Twitter. Come follow my wise and funny gibberish.

UPDATE: More photos of the crash and I have no idea how their was not a single life lost.

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