No only did social media help citizens learn about the Boston Marathon explosions quicly, but terrorism experts said the proliferation of photos and video on the web through social media may also help authorities identify the perpetrators of the attack. “All the media provides a tremendous asset for the forensic evaluation of the explosion event,” [...]
Christopher Mims, writing in Quartz, says that Vine is the perfect tool to capture the trauma of the Boston explosions, and could become the tool in the future that captures the most iconic “images” of events like this. He uses this Vine loop as his example: Boston Marathon explosion from the news vine.co/v/bFdt5uwg6JZ — Doug_Life [...]
Google has launched a “Person Finder” for the Boston Marathon explosions where people can enter information they have about missing people or search the user-generated database for people they are trying to find.
New York-based startup Foursquare began in 2009 as a mobile application for sharing your location with friends. It still does that, but in order to grow beyond its early users, who are heavily concentrated in the United States and Indonesia, Foursquare has added a slew of new features, fashioning… . . . Read the full [...]
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One in four teenagers are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone, challenging marketers’ assumption that the mobile is consumers’ “second screen,” reports The Brand Republic.