Twitter Breaking News Again

A plane down in the Hudson River. Who has the first photo? A member of Twitter, Janis Krums, uploaded his picture onto Twitpic. Amazing. So amazing that MSNBC and CNN had the photo on the air almost immediately. So amazing that Twitpic crashed and others started sharing the photo onto Flickr. This is fascinating to watch.

CNN interviewed Krums only 30 minutes or so after he posted this photo.

Here’s a collection of great links (I’ll update as I go):

Yahoo News Photo Collection
Flickr Photos from: kidraerae
Flickr Photos from: grego!
BBC article about the role Twitter played in the coverage of the accident

Janis Krums wrote this blog about his Twitter fame.

Here’s the picture on the front page of the LA Times.

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#1 Twitter making a difference — Jen Reeves - New Media Mind on 02.11.09 at 10:54 pm

[…] reach the Twestival organizers’ goal of raising $1 million. News events likeĀ Mumbai and the Hudson River Crash should help prove it as a useful journalistic tool. (By the way – here’s my first post on […]

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