Over the past week, social media has given everyone around the world an active part in the suspense unfolding around the Boston Marathon tragedy. Authorities were inundated with tips about the two suspects when smartphone images taken by the public were shared online. The Boston police used social media to keep the world up to date. They notably tweeted, “Captured!” when the second suspect was detained. In fact, print networks such as The Boston Herald and TV telecasts such as Fox News and CNN sourced their breaking news from social media.
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