I wanted to bring something up that I thought about earlier in the week, or maybe more like last Monday. Like many, I was very impressed with the
'flow' of new information being posted, both during and after the attack. Posts were being updated with the latest news, right at the moment it was
happening on the scene.
Not only on ATS, but almost all Social Media sites were swarmed with people...
Some people trying to get in touch with loved-ones, others posting status updates/photos/videos of what was going on... You name it. The rate at which
information reached people, is remarkable.And family members knew who was safe, in virtually no time at all. Thanks to Social Networking and various
other new technologies of today.
Now, on 9/11... granted...
MSM crews gave us first hand information and live video directly from Ground-Zero... and basically everyone in the country knew we were under-attack
in a relatively short period of time...
But what will always remain a mystery, are the stories of the thousands of lives, trapped inside the Towers. Trying desperately to contact the
outside. Either for help, or maybe just to say goodbye. The technologies we use today, would have made all of that possible. As well as, provided an
unprecedented account of what really took place inside the buildings. Which almost makes the idea of having a fully-functioning 'Social-Media' fueled
society, like the one we have today, on 9/11, actually rather chilling.
Just the idea of some of the images that would've been spread throughout the interwebz...
Can you imagine?
But anyway, just a thought.
I'll post a link to an article that I found below, which basically talks about the same thing, going into a little more detail. Dated from 9/11 of
How Social Media Would Have Changed 'New York' on
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