Well, I was going to post something else, but then this started to happen.
I’ve been transfixed on the twitter and Flickr feeds about the attacks in Mumbai. CNN, etc. are too slow with the news. Did I just say that?
There are people on the ground in Mumbai that are reporting what is happening in real time. Of course, the feeds are chaotic and there are lots and lots of reports coming in, but for a news junkie like me, the volume of information coming in is pure bliss.
I think these terrorists are cowards, and there’s even a picture of one of the alleged cowards over on Flickr. Check it out:
Gotta love the blood drenched face and the red eye. The guy looks really young too. I don’t know who this guy is, but he does look scary. As of right now, I have not heard anything about who/ what organization is responsible. Names are being thrown around, but nothing is confirmed yet.
On a slightly different note, the news cycle is getting shorter and shorter. The alternative news feeds are getting faster and faster. I don’t see how television can keep up. It’s not possible to have people with equipment everywhere, and there’s only so much that news organizations can do. With the advent of twitter, web enabled smart phones with video and ubiquitous internet access everywhere everyone is a journalist.
I still haven’t decided if that’s a good thing or not.
Here’s the link to look up pictures from the attacks on Flickr.
Here’s the link to the feed on twitter.