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Posts Tagged ‘Boston Marathon’

Twitter Is Helpful, Accurate Tool For Aid Workers During Emergencies [STUDY]

Harvard Medical School researchers examined the information flow on Twitter during the Boston Marathon bombings and have announced that Twitter is a valuable tool for emergency workers and others during such disasters.

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Hot Twitter Topic: Revising Tweets

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.

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Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber’s Twitter Identified

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.

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When Will Businesses Learn That Piggybacking On Trending Tragedies Is A Bad Idea?

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.

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Boston Police Seeking Marathon Bomb Tips On Twitter

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!

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