An update on the blogosphere’s reactions (and resources) to the London Bombings (7/7/05 16:30PST)
All of my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and survivors of today’s events. The blogosphere reaction with an outpouring of emotion has been tremendous. I wanted to share some information and statistics taken from what Technorati has observing throughout the blogosphere today. We have put up a special page on its site to cover the events in London. The URL is http://technorati.com/londonbombings and will continue to be updated with information and live content as it happens.
There were just over 500,000 posts since from Midnight – 11AM Pacific (bombings took place at 12:51AM Pacific. This represents a 29.8% increase from yesterday’s 840,000 posts (385,000 from midnight-11 am yesterday).
Here’s a set of first hand accounts from the blogosphere:
“Fate is a strange thing. On this particular day a series of events transpired such that I ended up on a Tube train that was destroyed by terrorists. Fortunately it was only the carriage in front of me, but tragically it resulted in a serious amount of injuries. This is my story.”
London pride meme starts as people post odes to their city.
A letter to the terrorists
Europhobia extended coverage. Lots of comments
In the station
Statement from Qaeda’t al-Jihad claiming responsibility
Wikipedia page on London bombings
LiveJournal mood tracker. Check out sad and shocked.
Flickr London bomb blasts pool
People in the streets
I hope that today finds you and your friends and family well and safe. I will be going home tonight and giving an extra squeeze to my kids and remembering to be grateful for the small blessings in life. Peace.