Time Magazine’s 15 Minutes of Fame.. on Twitter

Last summer, I wrote a blog post on The Earthquake Heard Around Social Media. You remember, the day where earthquakes hit both Colorado and New York and everyone went crazy on social media and posted anything they knew about what was happening in realtime? I made the point that social media, and Twitter specifically, is becoming one of the first places people find out about breaking news.

Now, on a day like today, I can’t help but wonder if Twitter is changing news again. This time it’s a little different. Continue reading

Remembering 9/11

It’s hard to believe that Sunday will mark the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center. Just like most everyone else, I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the planes struck. Personally, I was in the 7th grade in an elementary school in the Bronx, NY. It’s so strange to think how much time passed and now I’m sitting here writing this blog post like it’s a piece of history. It’s almost stranger to think that at this point, it is a piece of history that happens to feel like it happened only days ago.

It’s ¬†also hard to step foot around any sort of media – digital or not – and not see an article, tweet, blog post, or Facebook status about the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Rightfully so.

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