Jul 7

Marc Hedlund

Marc Hedlund

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.

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  Capastorm [07.09.05 05:20 AM]

What's seems to be an interesting trend here is that citizens have become the "news reporters" of tomorrow, the same as that hackers are tomorrows software developers...

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