The E-xplosion: Social Media and Boston Marathon Bombing

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the 117th Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. In just a matter of seconds, participants and spectators became reporters for the day, with every event being tweeted and posted on Facebook. The world was informed with the events that followed through social media, from the manhunt for the perpetrator to the shootout. But at the same time, the netizens learned that social media also had its own flaws.



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