Posts Tagged ‘Boston Marathon’
If you followed the Boston Marathon news last week on Twitter, you likely read lots of false information.
Many users tweeted the name of one “suspect” who wasn’t and there were endless “this is happening now!” assertions about events that (again) weren’t, from folks listening to scanners.
As a result, there a few red faces this week, embarrassed they tweeted such things – and kind of angry, it seems, at Twitter.
Events continue to unfold in the Boston Marathon bombing since last night, with police in hot pursuit of terror suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.
Folks online are in pursuit as well, and have identified the 19-year-old’s Twitter account.
Repeat after me: I will NEVER use a trending tragedy to market my brand. And I will teach my employees to never do this either – or they’ll be fired on the spot.
Now read this post to see why that pledge is necessary and to marvel at the extreme insensitivity some people demonstrate online.
Today, during the Boston Marathon, two explosions went off killing two people and injuring at least 23.
As you can imagine, Boston Police want to find who did this – and quickly. Can you help?
If you were in Boston and videotaped the finish line, even earlier in the day – your footage may help break the case. And even if you weren’t there, spread the word!