Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston

Boston Bombing


I'm sure by now many of you (if not all) have heard about the Boston Bombing.  As our class focuses on public discourse, media and rhetoric I am curious to see how all of you heard about this disaster. I personally heard about it through one of my friends who saw it on twitter....

The link I provided above is a type of backwards countdown through time updates beginning at 9pm and digressing to 2pm. I suggest reading through them and watching this video.



Personal thoughts??

8 comments:

  1. I was actually meeting with my group for our presentation at the library when I saw the news. I initially saw one person post about the event in my newsfeed on Facebook, and then immediately googled "Boston Marathon Bombing" to figure out what was going on.

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  2. I first heard about the explosions via twitter. A friend of mine re tweeted the initial picture of the bloody mess near the finish line. I called my roommates into my room and we watched a news ticker that I found via Reddit that gave us minute by minute updates of happenings around the city and country.

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  3. I had the Ellen show on my tv and it came on as breaking news. I watched the live updates they had on television for a bit between my classes, and then turned to Twitter for updates.

    Throughout the rest of the day I watched different channels to hear various news coverage, as well as utilizing social media for updates, new videos and photos.

    It's very interesting to see the more news style updates via Twitter, the opinion and heartfelt wishes via Facebook, and the more visual efforts of tv. It seems like that was how Postman described tv, and now our world is utilizing social media as a way to band together in these awful situations.

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  4. I heard about it through my brother's Facebook status and I actually received a few calls asking if I'd heard about the news soon after. I've mostly kept my self updated through Google searches since then. I don't have basic television in my apartment, so I haven't been able to see first hand how it's being covered through television networks at all.

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  5. I was planning to turn on Ellen to enjoy some laughs while I worked on projects, but my plan was interrupted when I discovered that the channel was dedicated to this new breaking news. It had happened 20 mins before I turned on the TV. Very scary. I was one of the first of my friends on Facebook to find out, as no one had said anything (usually my friends are on top of big stories like this).
    It's also interesting to note that the station I was watching first found out via a picture posted on Twitter.

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  6. I actually found out about the bombings on my facebook feed and tumblr after taking a nap on Monday. To say I was disturbed (like most people) is an understatement. I haven't actively looked for information about the bombings because news about it is everywhere: facebook, tumblr, twitter, the news, and people. And I am very current on what has been going on with the suspects today as well. The reason being is that on Wednesday night I followed USA Today on twitter and ever since then it has been blowing up my feed with up-to-date statuses. Normally I don't check my twitter feed, but my phone has a widget so I look at it occasionally. Honestly I am at a loss because I have never been "current" with news as I have been today.

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  7. I found out about the bombings while I was doing some more research for the public discourse project for our class. Since my groups project was about the public discourse about celebrities I was trying to find more articles we could use for our project and was on Peoplemagazine.com and the news story on the main page was actually about the Boston bombings. After that I texted my sister to ask her if she had heard about it and she sent me a frightening video that was posted on Youtube of someone who was at Boston during the horrific bombings and caught it on camera.

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  8. I found out from Twitter, I had no idea how bad it was until I saw everything on the new later. I think I just assumed that it was not a big thing until I happened to see coverage on TV.

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