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Twittering the Bangalore bombs

Interesting comparison by Daniel Bennett of mainstream media coverage and a Twitter account of today’s bombings in Bangalore, India.

Bennett points out that updates to the microblogging tool by technology entrepreneur Mukund Mohan show the changing nature of breaking news (the oldest is at the moment):

Mohan’s details of telephone lines being down and news of evacuations, show how news organisations can harness the tool in emergencies.