Plane crash in NYC captured on real-time web

Twitter and friendfeed, about 50 minutes ago, erupted with info about a plane crash in NYC.

One of the first photos (as reported on Silicon Alley Insider) was made by Janis Krums on his iPhone and posted to Twitter. He was on one of the first ferries to get to the scene, just minutes after the crash.

When I started doing Twitter searches for the word “plane” there were about two tweets every 10 seconds coming in. Within minutes that went up to 200 to 400 Tweets every few seconds.

There were tons of first-person accounts too.

The pilots are heroes. They landed the plane in water safely and got everyone off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. The water temperature is in the low 40s. That’s not survivable, but as you can see from Janis’ photo everyone got into life rafts.

WOW @jkrums posted the first photo of Hudson plane crash from an iPhone. Amazing photo! http://ad.vu/2hrc – he was in first rescue group.
First photo posted was with an iPhone: http://ad.vu/2hrc
RT: @tomob: Alternate link to plane on hudson photo by @jkrumshttp://tinyurl.com/8n5la5 - This picture is on MSNBC video.
MSNBC has live video: http://tinyurl.com/38przq – I’m watching now.
@justinlevy: MSNBC is interviewing someone who was on the plane now. Looks like everyone got off. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
Get live coverage on http://CNN.com
MSNBC is showing pictures of plane. Most passengers look like they got onto life rafts. Amazing job by pilots. Hopeful no one died.
@sscornelius Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already:http://www.flickr.com/photo…
When I started watching Twitter search for “plane” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow.
RT dmooney9: Better photo than what TV has @jkrums:http://twitpic.com/135xa
RT kevinmagee live video feed from MSNBC of plane crashhttp://tinyurl.com/38przq
RT: greggish1 CNN now showing the tail of the plane sticking out of the water
Another Twitter search that works better for plane crash in Hudson:http://tinyurl.com/8mj54e
RT: PaulEWalsh @Scobleizer USAir flight 1549 left La Guardia at 320 PM enroute to Charlotte. 146 passengers. possible bird strike
RT: dbarefoot Here’s a photo of the crashed US Airways plane from Flickr:http://tr.im/usairwayscrash
More on plane crash: http://tinyurl.com/7wadbv
More info on Plane Crash is FLOWING in from people who saw the crash at:http://search.twitter.com/s…
Tons of people are reporting a USAir plane crash in NYC. Followhttp://search.twitter.com for more.

Comments

  1. I think this is just another example of how social media sites like Twitter are replacing mainstream media as the most dependable source of breaking news. Where else can you find out about something seconds after it happens?

  2. I think this is just another example of how social media sites like Twitter are replacing mainstream media as the most dependable source of breaking news. Where else can you find out about something seconds after it happens?

  3. They succeeded in shutting down TwitPic.

    This was truly amazing, and a great testament to what you’ve been writing about. Thanks Robert.

  4. They succeeded in shutting down TwitPic.

    This was truly amazing, and a great testament to what you’ve been writing about. Thanks Robert.

  5. Robert: I notice that excitement over this trend is a primary theme of yours. My question is: so what? Why is it important to find out within seconds from amateurs (Twitter) instead of within minutes from professionals (CNN)? How does this trend add value to my discovery experience?

  6. Robert: I notice that excitement over this trend is a primary theme of yours. My question is: so what? Why is it important to find out within seconds from amateurs (Twitter) instead of within minutes from professionals (CNN)? How does this trend add value to my discovery experience?

  7. I’m noticing Twitter.com (and the search API by extension) is very slow. Considering Election Day was far noisier and much less lag, how can one incident like this crash Twitpic or slow Twitter? Or isolated incidents and/or more users now than then?

  8. I’m noticing Twitter.com (and the search API by extension) is very slow. Considering Election Day was far noisier and much less lag, how can one incident like this crash Twitpic or slow Twitter? Or isolated incidents and/or more users now than then?

  9. I agree with David… This plane down thing is the reason why i just replied “STOP” to an SMS from CNN. News addiction can be a problem and things like tweets and feeds are more distracting then the television.

  10. I agree with David… This plane down thing is the reason why i just replied “STOP” to an SMS from CNN. News addiction can be a problem and things like tweets and feeds are more distracting then the television.

  11. David: in several ways.

    1. Most news does not get covered by the “pros.” For instance, how much of what your local city council is doing gets reported? I can tell you here: not much.
    2. News distribution channels are radically changing. When I was a kid we had three channels and a newspaper. Now? We have the web. To me it’s interesting to watch what these might be used for.
    3. It lets me triangulate in on the truth a lot faster. If this were on TV I wouldn’t have been warned about it in real time. I might not have known until late tonight. You say that doesn’t matter. I think it does. The speed at which news gets to us all is very important. Maybe not for this story or the one yesterday, but someday it WILL be important. For instance, what if a chemically-toxic cloud were moving toward your house. Or a tornado. Wouldn’t you want to know now rather than in 45 minutes?
    4. Even pro news is being impacted by this. The guy who shot this photo with his iPhone and put it on Twitter was on MSNBC within 20 minutes. That is a HUGE change in how the news is gathered and reported.

  12. David: in several ways.

    1. Most news does not get covered by the “pros.” For instance, how much of what your local city council is doing gets reported? I can tell you here: not much.
    2. News distribution channels are radically changing. When I was a kid we had three channels and a newspaper. Now? We have the web. To me it’s interesting to watch what these might be used for.
    3. It lets me triangulate in on the truth a lot faster. If this were on TV I wouldn’t have been warned about it in real time. I might not have known until late tonight. You say that doesn’t matter. I think it does. The speed at which news gets to us all is very important. Maybe not for this story or the one yesterday, but someday it WILL be important. For instance, what if a chemically-toxic cloud were moving toward your house. Or a tornado. Wouldn’t you want to know now rather than in 45 minutes?
    4. Even pro news is being impacted by this. The guy who shot this photo with his iPhone and put it on Twitter was on MSNBC within 20 minutes. That is a HUGE change in how the news is gathered and reported.

  13. Plus, note all the tweets about what the pros were reporting. This way I didn’t need to watch four channels. I got all the news brought to me and people told me where to find the best news. This is also a HUGE change in how we consume news.

  14. Plus, note all the tweets about what the pros were reporting. This way I didn’t need to watch four channels. I got all the news brought to me and people told me where to find the best news. This is also a HUGE change in how we consume news.

  15. Finally, in the old world of newspapers or talk radio or TV I didn’t get to participate. I couldn’t tell people what was happening to ME. Talk radio used to tap into that human need, but it can only get 20 callers on an hour. This let thousands of people tell you what they thought. I find this fascinating.

  16. Finally, in the old world of newspapers or talk radio or TV I didn’t get to participate. I couldn’t tell people what was happening to ME. Talk radio used to tap into that human need, but it can only get 20 callers on an hour. This let thousands of people tell you what they thought. I find this fascinating.

  17. I don’t want to leave to many pingbacks or trackbacks, but I am trying to get my site traffic up, and if you don’t want to allow my previous comment I understand, but I would like to link to your site and vice versa and I have the comment on the story at my site and I’ll be happy to post it here if you would like to link to each others site.

  18. I don’t want to leave to many pingbacks or trackbacks, but I am trying to get my site traffic up, and if you don’t want to allow my previous comment I understand, but I would like to link to your site and vice versa and I have the comment on the story at my site and I’ll be happy to post it here if you would like to link to each others site.

  19. It may not be important to some, however, even the Press are monitoring Twitter. Just a couple of weeks ago with all the flooding that we received in the Seattle / Portland area the Seattle PI reported that they were getting all their updates and feeds directly from Facebook and Twitter.

    We are in a lean economy, and even the news organizations realize that to stay on top they need to rely on “Citizen’s” who are there to assist them report the news in real time. Getting the sought after exclusive.

    We are in the communication age, and while it is distracting, and often times we seem to trip over ourselves to be first it is a necessary evolution towards unfiltered news (however close one can get).

  20. It may not be important to some, however, even the Press are monitoring Twitter. Just a couple of weeks ago with all the flooding that we received in the Seattle / Portland area the Seattle PI reported that they were getting all their updates and feeds directly from Facebook and Twitter.

    We are in a lean economy, and even the news organizations realize that to stay on top they need to rely on “Citizen’s” who are there to assist them report the news in real time. Getting the sought after exclusive.

    We are in the communication age, and while it is distracting, and often times we seem to trip over ourselves to be first it is a necessary evolution towards unfiltered news (however close one can get).

  21. Robert, what if a toxic cloud is moving toward your house while you are asleep? Will your computers wake you up?

    A weather radio can wake you up if a tornado is coming; you don’t need twitter or ff for that.

  22. Robert, what if a toxic cloud is moving toward your house while you are asleep? Will your computers wake you up?

    A weather radio can wake you up if a tornado is coming; you don’t need twitter or ff for that.

  23. Three problems:

    (1) Where’s the objectivity?

    Robert, you know only too well about how easy it is for rumors (about your wife?) to propogate. It’s tough enough when it’s blogs… now you want REAL-TIME needs to ask everyone to take a breath?

    (2) What is the motivation behind the majority of the tweets?

    Is it concern over survivors? Is it to report news? Or is it merely the desire to say “Iwas here, I was one of the first, and GOOD FOR ME?

    (3) “Finally, in the old world of newspapers or talk radio or TV I didn’t get to participate. I couldn’t tell people what was happening to ME.”

    First off Robert, read my second point. Now ask yourself – why should ANYBODY care about YOU when a plane a continent away crashed with everyone onboard a survivor?

    There’s no other way to take this comment – taken in context I believe – as anything else but narcissistic. Really? Did you have some relatives or close friends in the air going anywhere in North America when that plane went down? Should I feel releived because I now know how YOU feel?

    Bottom line? I know the point you’re trying to make Robert – and no, this instance… at least in the way you put it – convinces me. Period.

  24. Three problems:

    (1) Where’s the objectivity?

    Robert, you know only too well about how easy it is for rumors (about your wife?) to propogate. It’s tough enough when it’s blogs… now you want REAL-TIME needs to ask everyone to take a breath?

    (2) What is the motivation behind the majority of the tweets?

    Is it concern over survivors? Is it to report news? Or is it merely the desire to say “Iwas here, I was one of the first, and GOOD FOR ME?

    (3) “Finally, in the old world of newspapers or talk radio or TV I didn’t get to participate. I couldn’t tell people what was happening to ME.”

    First off Robert, read my second point. Now ask yourself – why should ANYBODY care about YOU when a plane a continent away crashed with everyone onboard a survivor?

    There’s no other way to take this comment – taken in context I believe – as anything else but narcissistic. Really? Did you have some relatives or close friends in the air going anywhere in North America when that plane went down? Should I feel releived because I now know how YOU feel?

    Bottom line? I know the point you’re trying to make Robert – and no, this instance… at least in the way you put it – convinces me. Period.

  25. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  26. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  27. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  28. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  29. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  30. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  31. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  32. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  33. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  34. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  35. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  36. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  37. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  38. DaveD: rumors are a problem, yes. But they are a problem in the mainstream press too. But, rumors do get cleaned up here pretty quickly. If someone started spreading one about me I would be able to deal with it adeptly and quickly.

    What is the motivation? I don’t know. I follow smart people like Dave Winer and Tim O’Reilly who want to make me smarter.

    As to the motivation to tell people the news, well, I’m a journalist and I like telling people about the news. If I were on that ferry I would have made a picture and sent it all to you too. And I would have helped rescue people if I could.

    Why should anyone care about me? No one should. But I have distribution now and I’m a connector. I’m very adept at seeing patterns in the real time stream and putting them into something useful. That’s what an editor does.

    Again, if there’s a toxic chemical cloud headed to your house and I see the evidence of that happening in real time and I warn you, will you be happy? That will happen someday on the real-time-web.

  39. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  40. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  41. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  42. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  43. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  44. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  45. S.P. Gass: in most recent US disasters the cell phone network stayed up when plain old telephone service went down. That will especially be true in a California earthquake. In Katrina one of my friends was in New Orleans. The only way he got info in or out is via SMS on his cell phone.

  46. “(2) Or is it merely the desire to say “Iwas here, I was one of the first, and GOOD FOR ME?”

    DaveD:

    uh… what is your motivation in this question? Is it jealousy?

    when people experience crazy things that don’t normally happen, there is a desire to share that abnormal experience with others. on top of that, this is a major media story. how many days in my life have I personally witnessed a major nationwide news story unfolding before my eyes? once. one day. it’s not an everyday occurrence and there is naturally a desire to share. not because it’s “all about me” but because it’s a rare and unique day that a person doesn’t forget and they generally feel a desire to share that. there are always a few that want publicity, I’m sure, but I don’t think it’s as many as you would suggest by your comment.

  47. “(2) Or is it merely the desire to say “Iwas here, I was one of the first, and GOOD FOR ME?”

    DaveD:

    uh… what is your motivation in this question? Is it jealousy?

    when people experience crazy things that don’t normally happen, there is a desire to share that abnormal experience with others. on top of that, this is a major media story. how many days in my life have I personally witnessed a major nationwide news story unfolding before my eyes? once. one day. it’s not an everyday occurrence and there is naturally a desire to share. not because it’s “all about me” but because it’s a rare and unique day that a person doesn’t forget and they generally feel a desire to share that. there are always a few that want publicity, I’m sure, but I don’t think it’s as many as you would suggest by your comment.

  48. “(2) Or is it merely the desire to say “Iwas here, I was one of the first, and GOOD FOR ME?”

    DaveD:

    uh… what is your motivation in this question? Is it jealousy?

    when people experience crazy things that don’t normally happen, there is a desire to share that abnormal experience with others. on top of that, this is a major media story. how many days in my life have I personally witnessed a major nationwide news story unfolding before my eyes? once. one day. it’s not an everyday occurrence and there is naturally a desire to share. not because it’s “all about me” but because it’s a rare and unique day that a person doesn’t forget and they generally feel a desire to share that. there are always a few that want publicity, I’m sure, but I don’t think it’s as many as you would suggest by your comment.

  49. “(2) Or is it merely the desire to say “Iwas here, I was one of the first, and GOOD FOR ME?”

    DaveD:

    uh… what is your motivation in this question? Is it jealousy?

    when people experience crazy things that don’t normally happen, there is a desire to share that abnormal experience with others. on top of that, this is a major media story. how many days in my life have I personally witnessed a major nationwide news story unfolding before my eyes? once. one day. it’s not an everyday occurrence and there is naturally a desire to share. not because it’s “all about me” but because it’s a rare and unique day that a person doesn’t forget and they generally feel a desire to share that. there are always a few that want publicity, I’m sure, but I don’t think it’s as many as you would suggest by your comment.

  50. Its like I said in the post I wrote on my blog. Its amazing how fast social media can spread news like this. Think about it, this guy got a photo before any of the major news outlets could even think about getting a photo or even video.

  51. Its like I said in the post I wrote on my blog. Its amazing how fast social media can spread news like this. Think about it, this guy got a photo before any of the major news outlets could even think about getting a photo or even video.

  52. Its like I said in the post I wrote on my blog. Its amazing how fast social media can spread news like this. Think about it, this guy got a photo before any of the major news outlets could even think about getting a photo or even video.

  53. Its like I said in the post I wrote on my blog. Its amazing how fast social media can spread news like this. Think about it, this guy got a photo before any of the major news outlets could even think about getting a photo or even video.

  54. Its like I said in the post I wrote on my blog. Its amazing how fast social media can spread news like this. Think about it, this guy got a photo before any of the major news outlets could even think about getting a photo or even video.

  55. Its like I said in the post I wrote on my blog. Its amazing how fast social media can spread news like this. Think about it, this guy got a photo before any of the major news outlets could even think about getting a photo or even video.

  56. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  57. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  58. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  59. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  60. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  61. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  62. Robert, while I personally don’t currently have cellphone service, I can certainly appreciate why other people do have them. Having a landline will give you yet another way to connect. Which network will stay up in any given disaster is difficult to predict. One thing you won’t have to worry about with the landline and corded phone is cellphone batteries dying. If the power goes out for a couple of weeks, will you be able to recharge and operate your cellphone?

  63. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  64. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  65. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  66. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  67. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  68. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  69. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  70. I watched CNN for 15 minutes as they speculated when the passengers would get rescued. Then they did a live audio feed and found out the passengers had all got off (and were safely on land) before CNN had arrived. If they had looked at Twitter, they would have know that.

    CNN needs to start checking twitter. Sure they need to filter it for the truth but a photo of people getting out should have answered their question.

  71. Socble, you’re really obnoxius, really. What ]is the benefit of having all these twitter messages .This is not journalism. It’s gossiping. Get a real job.

  72. Socble, you’re really obnoxius, really. What ]is the benefit of having all these twitter messages .This is not journalism. It’s gossiping. Get a real job.

  73. Socble, you’re really obnoxius, really. What ]is the benefit of having all these twitter messages .This is not journalism. It’s gossiping. Get a real job.

  74. Socble, you’re really obnoxius, really. What ]is the benefit of having all these twitter messages .This is not journalism. It’s gossiping. Get a real job.

  75. Socble, you’re really obnoxius, really. What ]is the benefit of having all these twitter messages .This is not journalism. It’s gossiping. Get a real job.

  76. Robert – Times ARE changing. Check out the source of the NY Times piece (Industry Standard via IDG) …. just the beginning http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2009/01/15/15idg-Plane-lands-on.html .

    Sidenote: SP Gass makes a valid point. Everyone should have a S.A.M.E. – encoded National Weather Service receiver. They turn themselves on, work almost everywhere in the US, are incredible accurate, and are now also partnered with Homeland Security messages should they become necessary. (They should have given coupons for these BEFORE digital TV converter boxes ….. !)

  77. Robert – Times ARE changing. Check out the source of the NY Times piece (Industry Standard via IDG) …. just the beginning http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2009/01/15/15idg-Plane-lands-on.html .

    Sidenote: SP Gass makes a valid point. Everyone should have a S.A.M.E. – encoded National Weather Service receiver. They turn themselves on, work almost everywhere in the US, are incredible accurate, and are now also partnered with Homeland Security messages should they become necessary. (They should have given coupons for these BEFORE digital TV converter boxes ….. !)

  78. Robert – Times ARE changing. Check out the source of the NY Times piece (Industry Standard via IDG) …. just the beginning http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2009/01/15/15idg-Plane-lands-on.html .

    Sidenote: SP Gass makes a valid point. Everyone should have a S.A.M.E. – encoded National Weather Service receiver. They turn themselves on, work almost everywhere in the US, are incredible accurate, and are now also partnered with Homeland Security messages should they become necessary. (They should have given coupons for these BEFORE digital TV converter boxes ….. !)

  79. Robert – Times ARE changing. Check out the source of the NY Times piece (Industry Standard via IDG) …. just the beginning http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2009/01/15/15idg-Plane-lands-on.html .

    Sidenote: SP Gass makes a valid point. Everyone should have a S.A.M.E. – encoded National Weather Service receiver. They turn themselves on, work almost everywhere in the US, are incredible accurate, and are now also partnered with Homeland Security messages should they become necessary. (They should have given coupons for these BEFORE digital TV converter boxes ….. !)

  80. Robert – Times ARE changing. Check out the source of the NY Times piece (Industry Standard via IDG) …. just the beginning http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2009/01/15/15idg-Plane-lands-on.html .

    Sidenote: SP Gass makes a valid point. Everyone should have a S.A.M.E. – encoded National Weather Service receiver. They turn themselves on, work almost everywhere in the US, are incredible accurate, and are now also partnered with Homeland Security messages should they become necessary. (They should have given coupons for these BEFORE digital TV converter boxes ….. !)

  81. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  82. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  83. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  84. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  85. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  86. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  87. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  88. I had a 4PM meeting – was in the car, heard a blurb on talk radio, arrived at meeting about 3:45, started watching feeds, and one of the folks I was meeting with is a News Reporter for a local affiliate station.

    There was more on Twitter/FriendFeed than he was getting from his station.

  89. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  90. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  91. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  92. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  93. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  94. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  95. How would any non-emergency person know a “chemical gas cloud” was moving towards your house before the emergency personnel did? Unless it was the person responsible. Anyone that did know would likely be dead before he could tweet it.

    As for the tornado scenario, you’ve obviously never lived in Tornado Alley. People are well warned of a potential tornado well before it even forms. See, there’s this thing called the EBS. And also weather radio. By the time someone not actively monitoring the weather and understanding what was happening well before the tornado formed, would “tweet” it, it would likely be too late to do anything but pray. Nice try, though.

    Twitter is perfect for narcissists. Relying on it to warn you of an emergency? No thanks. By then it’s likely too late.

  96. How many of those 200-400 tweets a second were bringing new information to the table?
    It’s not as much of a revolution in news gathering as it might seem: news organisations have used stringers for years. Twitter essentially enables anyone to be a stringer, but without a formalised compensation structure. The main risk for the organisation is reliability; the main risk for the individual is not getting paid. It still requires mainstream media to “validate” the news, whatever it might be.

  97. How many of those 200-400 tweets a second were bringing new information to the table?
    It’s not as much of a revolution in news gathering as it might seem: news organisations have used stringers for years. Twitter essentially enables anyone to be a stringer, but without a formalised compensation structure. The main risk for the organisation is reliability; the main risk for the individual is not getting paid. It still requires mainstream media to “validate” the news, whatever it might be.

  98. I second Robin’s comment here (16/01/09 1:46 am).

    There’s nothing particularly remarkable about regular people using commonly-available hardware and software to mention what’s happening around them. Something being reported online, in near (not actual) real-time is certainly impressive the first few times you see it happen, but the novelty quickly fades – STOP using the term ‘real-time-web’ because it sounds like a lame buzzword that can be applied to almost anything that happens on the web! You could say an edit on any web site is done in ‘real-time’…and reporting events at the scene of the news is just as the same thing.

    First annoying buzzword of 2009: For every time ‘real-time-web’ is mentioned, a cute, fluffy lolcat will probably perish somewhere – save the kitehs!! ;)

  99. I second Robin’s comment here (16/01/09 1:46 am).

    There’s nothing particularly remarkable about regular people using commonly-available hardware and software to mention what’s happening around them. Something being reported online, in near (not actual) real-time is certainly impressive the first few times you see it happen, but the novelty quickly fades – STOP using the term ‘real-time-web’ because it sounds like a lame buzzword that can be applied to almost anything that happens on the web! You could say an edit on any web site is done in ‘real-time’…and reporting events at the scene of the news is just as the same thing.

    First annoying buzzword of 2009: For every time ‘real-time-web’ is mentioned, a cute, fluffy lolcat will probably perish somewhere – save the kitehs!! ;)

  100. The world has become a village thanks to Twitter. http://bit.ly/WYzv
    News was power for those who could obtain the news.
    News was distributed by controlled sources.
    Now news is reported and distributed by the people.
    All people who want can receive all news.
    The news power is no longer defined by the money you can invest for obtaining news.

  101. The world has become a village thanks to Twitter. http://bit.ly/WYzv
    News was power for those who could obtain the news.
    News was distributed by controlled sources.
    Now news is reported and distributed by the people.
    All people who want can receive all news.
    The news power is no longer defined by the money you can invest for obtaining news.

  102. The people bitching about the “real-time web” are missing the point I think.

    I first came across this story on Facebook. Then I saw it again, scanning the blog feeds I follow. If I was really interested (I am not) I would have checked Google News or even Google search. I have not watched TV news at all in the last month and have only read the local daily 4 times in the last 5 weeks. The point: In the past we relied on Big Media to filter and inform us of what was happening in our community and the world…but not any more…Big Media is dying. That IS the point I think.

  103. The people bitching about the “real-time web” are missing the point I think.

    I first came across this story on Facebook. Then I saw it again, scanning the blog feeds I follow. If I was really interested (I am not) I would have checked Google News or even Google search. I have not watched TV news at all in the last month and have only read the local daily 4 times in the last 5 weeks. The point: In the past we relied on Big Media to filter and inform us of what was happening in our community and the world…but not any more…Big Media is dying. That IS the point I think.

  104. “Real-time web”?? What the hell does that even mean. From the “tweets” you posted it appears that most people are relaying what they are seeing from watching what the ACTUAL NEWS OUTLETS are reporting. If it’s not that, it’s people repeating what other twits are saying. I challenge you to show me, in all this twitter blather, where you got any piece of news that wasn’t also being reported by professionals who know what the hell they are doing.

  105. “Real-time web”?? What the hell does that even mean. From the “tweets” you posted it appears that most people are relaying what they are seeing from watching what the ACTUAL NEWS OUTLETS are reporting. If it’s not that, it’s people repeating what other twits are saying. I challenge you to show me, in all this twitter blather, where you got any piece of news that wasn’t also being reported by professionals who know what the hell they are doing.

  106. I agree with Michael Lockyear.

    I haven’t owned a tv for about 5 years now. At first it sucked (it wasn’t a pretentious choice. I’m effin broke), but then I got internet instead. After a couple months, I could no longer tolerate loud commercials and constant interruptions. If I wanted to see something, I’d wait until it came out on dvd. Now I’ll stream it online.

    The point of this: now we choose. If someone mentions something that I find interesting and want to know more about, I look it up. I don’t get spoonfed anymore.

    I no longer watch little news clips of press conferences. For instance, gdub’s last two speeches were WAY different in their entirety than on the handpicked selections I heard on the radio. So I’m just not going to get little chopped up, regurgitated pieces of “news” dropped into my mouth if I don’t want them/don’t feel I can trust them.

    Now there are choices.

  107. I agree with Michael Lockyear.

    I haven’t owned a tv for about 5 years now. At first it sucked (it wasn’t a pretentious choice. I’m effin broke), but then I got internet instead. After a couple months, I could no longer tolerate loud commercials and constant interruptions. If I wanted to see something, I’d wait until it came out on dvd. Now I’ll stream it online.

    The point of this: now we choose. If someone mentions something that I find interesting and want to know more about, I look it up. I don’t get spoonfed anymore.

    I no longer watch little news clips of press conferences. For instance, gdub’s last two speeches were WAY different in their entirety than on the handpicked selections I heard on the radio. So I’m just not going to get little chopped up, regurgitated pieces of “news” dropped into my mouth if I don’t want them/don’t feel I can trust them.

    Now there are choices.

  108. I agree with Michael Lockyear.

    I haven’t owned a tv for about 5 years now. At first it sucked (it wasn’t a pretentious choice. I’m effin broke), but then I got internet instead. After a couple months, I could no longer tolerate loud commercials and constant interruptions. If I wanted to see something, I’d wait until it came out on dvd. Now I’ll stream it online.

    The point of this: now we choose. If someone mentions something that I find interesting and want to know more about, I look it up. I don’t get spoonfed anymore.

    I no longer watch little news clips of press conferences. For instance, gdub’s last two speeches were WAY different in their entirety than on the handpicked selections I heard on the radio. So I’m just not going to get little chopped up, regurgitated pieces of “news” dropped into my mouth if I don’t want them/don’t feel I can trust them.

    Now there are choices.

  109. Er….um….there have always been choices. Don’t like TV news? Listen to the radio. Don’t like radio? Read a newspaper. Don’t like a newspaper? Read a magazine? Don’t like magazines? Surf the unedited,unreliable,rumour and gossip filled internet. Or read the same AP stories found in other mediums. There little “new” about Twitter. Just an electronic version of stringers.

  110. Er….um….there have always been choices. Don’t like TV news? Listen to the radio. Don’t like radio? Read a newspaper. Don’t like a newspaper? Read a magazine? Don’t like magazines? Surf the unedited,unreliable,rumour and gossip filled internet. Or read the same AP stories found in other mediums. There little “new” about Twitter. Just an electronic version of stringers.

  111. Er….um….there have always been choices. Don’t like TV news? Listen to the radio. Don’t like radio? Read a newspaper. Don’t like a newspaper? Read a magazine? Don’t like magazines? Surf the unedited,unreliable,rumour and gossip filled internet. Or read the same AP stories found in other mediums. There little “new” about Twitter. Just an electronic version of stringers.

  112. Er….um….there have always been choices. Don’t like TV news? Listen to the radio. Don’t like radio? Read a newspaper. Don’t like a newspaper? Read a magazine? Don’t like magazines? Surf the unedited,unreliable,rumour and gossip filled internet. Or read the same AP stories found in other mediums. There little “new” about Twitter. Just an electronic version of stringers.

  113. Most of the tweets were probably not bringing any new facts/information to the table. However they do provide another perspective than from mainstream media, and it is up to the viewer of either to determine the validity.

  114. Most of the tweets were probably not bringing any new facts/information to the table. However they do provide another perspective than from mainstream media, and it is up to the viewer of either to determine the validity.

  115. Most of the tweets were probably not bringing any new facts/information to the table. However they do provide another perspective than from mainstream media, and it is up to the viewer of either to determine the validity.

  116. Thanx to the amazing pilot and crew there was no ‘crash’.
    I don’t think using that overly dramatizing word is needed just to get attention. The true story in itself is enough.

  117. Thanx to the amazing pilot and crew there was no ‘crash’.
    I don’t think using that overly dramatizing word is needed just to get attention. The true story in itself is enough.

  118. Thanx to the amazing pilot and crew there was no ‘crash’.
    I don’t think using that overly dramatizing word is needed just to get attention. The true story in itself is enough.

  119. Thanx to the amazing pilot and crew there was no ‘crash’.
    I don’t think using that overly dramatizing word is needed just to get attention. The true story in itself is enough.

  120. Thanx to the amazing pilot and crew there was no ‘crash’.
    I don’t think using that overly dramatizing word is needed just to get attention. The true story in itself is enough.

  121. Thanx to the amazing pilot and crew there was no ‘crash’.
    I don’t think using that overly dramatizing word is needed just to get attention. The true story in itself is enough.

  122. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  123. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  124. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  125. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  126. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  127. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  128. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  129. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  130. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  131. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  132. Further uses of the “Live Real-Time Down to the Microscopic Millisecond Web for Clinical ADD Bloggers”

    When I started watching Twitter search for “worm” it was getting two tweets every 10 seconds. Now? 200 every 10 seconds. Wow!!

    WOW!1! @joecomputeruser 9 million and counting, 9 million and one, 9 million and two…

    G4 is interviewing someone who has an infected computer. Looks like everything got trashed. Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

    @ssuser Flickr has a photo of the plane crashed already. G4 should of checked Twiiters. Stupid them.

    WOW @joedirt posted the first photo of the botnet. Amazing photo! he was in first scanned group.

    @scobleizer I want to thank the worm writers for showing us the value of the real-time web. I also want to thank the terrorists for blowing up Manhattan.

    US User File, left New York at 320 PM emailed to Charlotte. Contents: Word doc infused with infected “Upanddown” trojan. possible hacker strike.

    RT steveandrson – live video feed from F-Secure HQ.

    @Conficker “I am become Gigabyte, destroyer of systems”

    MSNBC is showing pictures of panic. Most users look like they didn’t patch. Amazing job by Microsoft. Lazy users at fault.

    @pressguy Everything safe and got all data off, according to current reports. That’s just amazing. Miracle that one computer was saved.

  133. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  134. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  135. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  136. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  137. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  138. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  139. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  140. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  141. But, you have to think about it. It happened so fast. To be able to get a video of the crash someone would have to have been recording a video of the plane in the first place.

  142. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  143. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  144. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  145. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  146. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  147. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  148. this incident, while extremely unfortunate, is a great success story for twitter. After the crash everyone I spoke with asked me if I had heard about it. I was able to tell them that I knew about it moments after it happened via twitter. That’s real power. Twitter users get their news faster than anyone else.

  149. [...] likely to make the Mass Autism and Internet Addiction situation worse. I read that Twitter was the fastest way to find news about the recent plane crash in the Hudson. My response is: so what? Why is it so important to get extremely fast news on an event that [...]

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