Follow Mumbai coverage via social media

Here’s a quick roundup of social media to check for updates and reactions, from Poynter Online.

Twitter: A general search for “Mumbai” will collect everything. The hashtag #mumbai is slightly more selective. You can also read geotagged tweets originating from within 15 miles of Mumbai.

Social news sites and citizen journalism: Wikipedia had a current events page, 26 November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mahalo also is tracking the news. NowPublic has multimedia coverage. Ground Report also has coverage.

Blogs: A Mumbai Help blog has been set up, and several prominent Indian bloggers are participating. The community blog Mumbai Metblogs has lots of coverage, including photos and video. India Uncut offers blogger Amit Varma’s firsthand account of escaping the scene of an attack. Gaurav Mishra offers a roundup: Real Time Citizen Journalism in Mumbai Terrorist Attacks. Maitri Venkat-Ramani also has a good roundup. On Global Voices Online, Neha Viswanathan posted a roundup of reports from several Indian blogs.

Maps: Here’s an embeddable Google Map of the attack sites

Flickr:Vinu has several photos from an attack scene.