Tweeting the terror: How social media reacted to Mumbai – CNN.com

CNN reports on how social media is playing a role in developing events, like the terrible situation in India. Haven’t heard from James yet, but he’s (in theory) on the other side of the country…

The minute news broke of the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India, social media sites like Twitter were inundated with a huge volume of messages.With more than 6 million members worldwide, an estimated 80 messages, or “tweets,” were being sent to Twitter.com via SMS every five seconds, providing eyewitness accounts and updates.Many Twitter users also sent pleas for blood donors to make their way to specific hospitals in Mumbai where doctors were faced with low stocks and rising casualties.

Tweeting the terror: How social media reacted to Mumbai – CNN.com