Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, causing widespread injuries. The earliest reports and images began flowing in from social media. According to a Boston Globe tweet, “dozens of people have been seriously injured”. Below are first-hand reports and images as they come in, including live social media updates from official sources. WARNING: content is graphic.
–Update (3:20 PT) – A large google spreadsheet of citizens offering places to stay and wi-fi to reconnect with loved ones is big and getting bigger
–Some of the images are quite graphic. See one of the injuries here.
–Here’s video of the explosion
–(update 4:01 PM PT) President Obama addresses the nation
–Google has set up a link to a person finder
–A reddit community had been compiling live updates, but incoming traffic has aparently overwhelmed reddit (it is now back up)
–Twitter CEO Dick Costolo retweeted this timely link to Red Cross of Eastern MA. Find loved ones, let people know your safe, and contribute to victims
— (update 4:10 PM PT) Airbnb is offering housing to stranded people in Boston
–Two very important hotlines:
–In all of the chaos, brave citizens risked their safety to help one another. Wherever there is evil in the world, there is also good:
–Reuters has a good live news feed
Note: We’ll be gathering infromation from the social media feeds we use daily. Please limit conversation to news about the event