As we should already be aware, the news waits for no one. And this year, as we sifted through the contents of our stocking on Christmas day, news of an attempted terrorism attack aboard a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight was breaking.
Now, if you’re like us, television is verboten during big family holidays. But, we did have our Blackberry handy — in order to keep up with the chatter on Twitter obvs — so we learned of the breaking news that way. We know our experience isn’t unique, but we also know there are probably lots of people who were not celebrating the holiday, or sitting in front of a TV or computer screen for some reason, like a job that requires one to do such a thing on a day off.
When the news first broke on Friday afternoon, the information was jumbled. There were reports the alleged bomb was firecrackers. Then news organizations, most likely short-staffed on the holiday, started getting their act together. But through it all, our Twitter stream kept us posted.
So we wondered, how did you get your news of this breaking news event on Christmas day? We’ll be keeping tabs so we know where to turn if there’s a natural disaster on New Years Day.