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Published on November 27th, 2008 | by Saurabh Pandey


Mumbai Terror Attack on Social Media!


Twitter is shouting incessantly:

Nov 27, 10:37 AM:

deepakshenoy: CCTV footage from CST being shown, people shot outside the station, two guys came and opened fire , lobbed grenades

kunalgautam: #Help_Mumbai #mumbai JJ Hospital 022-23739400 St George Hospital -022–22620344,Bombay Hospital 22067676 extn216 requires blood donors ( …

startonomics: #mumbai NSG in complete charge, Military Top officials cmntd,DONOT QUANTIFY TERRORIST NO.They are highly motivtd force out to coz max damage

cool_technocrat: #mumbai, curfew in colaba and south Mumbai

Nov 27, About 9:20 AM:

unclenate: Wonder if @121147 is a #Mumbai attacker, asking about info w/ no followers or followees, Looks like a brand-new account

Nov 27, About 01:00 AM

guykawasaki Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I was just at the Oberoi.

Nov 26, About 11:00 PM

Posts like these are just not ending on twitter, they started off just after the blasts and shootouts began in Mumbai last night.  

People, from across the globe, including business leaders like Guy Kawasaki, responded and participated, in updating and getting updated on ‘second-by-second situation in Mumbai.

If this was not enough: Within a few minutes a new page on Mumbai Terror attack was created on Wikipedia, with almost live feed and collaboration, and an embedded google map to display locations of impact.


Vinukumar Ranganathan is posting almost live pictures of the scene right from the beginning of the impact, on flickr:

Google Maps, actually shows the Mumbai map with annotations of the terror struck locations.

While all these twitter posts and blogs help the relatives and friends of people who are stuck, in  terms of getting to know real time and actual situation, it is also being speculated that the terrorists are also using twitter to understand and evaluate the situation in Mumbai.





There are Twitter profiles without name, which seem to have been created overnight, and ask about the situation in Mumbai- could this profile be of a terrorist ?










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