Blogger Amit Varma has been named by Businessweek as one of India’s 50 most powerful people.
Here are clips of the various Mumbai blogger interviews. Fuller multimedia round-up here.
Amit Varma, who blogged a first-hand account, interviewed by the BBC (vision very poor but audio is adequate)
Gaurav Mishra, also interviewed in a text interview on the main page of Journalism.co.uk, here featured in the CBS Early Show coverage, looking at the reportage through citizen journalism:
A look at where the news has unfolded. Please post additional links below. Journalism.co.uk will add in more links as they are spotted.
Washington-based blogger and social media expert, Gaurav Mishra talks to Journalism.co.uk in an interview published on the main page.
One of the few on-the-ground user-generated content examples, Vinu’s Flickr stream (screen grab above). Slide show below:
How it has been reported:
- NDTV looks at the way it unfolded on the net and promotes its own forums. “Citizens of the World Wide Web have connected to terror-stricken Mumbai in a way never seen before,” it reports. One eyewitness, Dinesh Kumar, used a forum on NDTV.com to share his experiences as he tried to make his way back home from work, the article says.
- The Wikipedia current event page is almost filling role of a blog or news service, with its extremely quick updates.
- Flickr users such as Vinu, have uploaded pictures from the scene (images: all rights reserved).
- A Flickr search such as this one, brings up images from Mumbai, although many are reproduced from a few sources. People have also taken pictures of the television news coverage.
- But before you re-publish your finds beware: an advanced search which filters pictures by copyright and only shows up images opened up under Creative Commons, limits the results.
- Bloggers, such as Gaurav Mishra are tracking it live, and point out useful links. He has also collected together relevant Tweets.
- Other blogs to look out for: Rediff.com; Mumbai.metblogs.com. More to come.
- List of blogs, probably from outside, but outside Mumbai: Blogada roundup here.
- On the ground blogs: Amit Varma’s India Uncut; Sonia Faleiro; Arun Shanbhag
- The BBC has a good stream of breaking news, with most recent at top; likewise, the Guardian’s is here.
- Away from mainstream media, NowPublic are charting it here and Ground Report here.
- Facebook doesn’t seem to have that much activity as yet and is not that helpful for finding news, although members of Mumbai related groups are posting comments on the walls.
- Update (27/11/08): New Facebook groups formed:‘In memory of all those who died in the 26th-27th november MUMBAI massacre’; ’26 November 2008 – Terrorist Attacks on Mumbai’.
- This Roomatic page brings together Twitter updates in chatroom format: makes it very easy to follow and updates quicked than you can read.
- Lloyd Shepherd blogged that Mumbai ‘tweets’ appear to have been restrained, seemingly by the Indian authorities. (update: however, seems quite unlikely… Anyone know if any truth in this?) Check out Amy Gahran’s post here, which raises some good points about the danger of Twitter rumours…
- The Twitter stream can be followed here: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=mumbai
- Gaurav Mishra writes, “so far, micro-blogging service Twitter seems to be the best source for real time citizen news on the Mumbai terrorist attacks, and “Mumbai” & “#Mumbai” are both on Twitter trending topics now.”
- Summed up here, at Wired.com.
- NYTimes.com has linked photos to the attack sites on its interactive map.
- The Guardian does a nice job here. Click on the cameras to see what took place.
- The Google video seach is here. YouTube videos are mainly limited to broadcast footage, with one user even filming the TV reports, for those without access to live television coverage. YouTube videos seem to be all second-hand broadcasts from mainstream media.
- Mirror.co.uk (Mumbai November 26-7) and Guardian (for past terrorist attacks in India). BBC timeline here (complete with contentious Twitter quote).
- Dipity timeline here:
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