London blasts on Flickr and Wikipedia

I’m sure this point will be made repeatedly today, but waking up on the Pacific coast of the U.S., I found much better information about today’s terrorist attacks in London by looking at the Wikipedia news page and the Flickr photo group than I did by looking at The New York Times and watching CNN. Of course both Flickr and Wikipedia are repeating information and images collected from major news outlets — many of the Flickr photos are screenshots from television — but they are both notable for collecting that information from so many sources.