An update on the blogosphere’s reactions (and resources) to the London Bombings (7/7/05 16:30PST)

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An update on the blogosphere's reactions (and resources) to the London Bombings (7/7/05 16:30PST)

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:

http://www.pfff.co.uk/weblog/archives/2005/07/surviving_a_ter.html

“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.”

http://crookedtimber.org/2005/07/07/london-pride/

London pride meme starts as people post odes to their city.

A letter to the terrorists

http://www.lnreview.co.uk/news/005167.php

Europhobia extended coverage. Lots of comments

http://europhobia.blogspot.com/2005/07/london-tube-explosions.html

In the station

http://www.nik.co.uk/weblog/archives/002350.php

Other accounts:

Statement from Qaeda’t al-Jihad claiming responsibility

http://www.qal3ati.com/vb/showthread.php?t=128444

English translation

http://www.back-to-iraq.com/archives/000884.php

Technorati tag pages

http://www.technorati.com/tag/london

http://www.technorati.com/tag/Terrorism

http://www.technorati.com/tag/070705

Metroblogging London

http://london.metblogs.com/archives/2005/07/breaking_news_b.phtml

Wikipedia page on London bombings

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_London_transport_explosions

LiveJournal mood tracker. Check out sad and shocked.

http://ilps.science.uva.nl/cgi-bin/livejournal/mood

Flickr London bomb blasts pool

http://www.flickr.com/groups/74918957@N00/pool/

People in the streets

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timbradshaw/24284888/in/pool-bomb/

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.

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4 Comments:


  • By Gen Kanai weblog 07 Jul 2005

    London…

    I don’t really know what to think other than this is a horrendous event for a dire time. If…

  • By TechCrunch 08 Jul 2005

    7/7/2005

    UPDATE: Please see Dave Sifry for an excellent summary of blog and other resources.
    Link (The Shape of Days) (via Jeff Nolan)
    I was on a plane to Copenhagen when it happened, terrifically happy that I had wifi and blogging away about this and that…

  • By Troy Worman 11 Jul 2005

    Well done. Kudos to one and all.

  • By John Evans SYNTAGMA) 12 Jul 2005

    It’s now been reported that an arrest has been made, and that all four bombers were almost certainly suicides and locally born. As a UK blogger I’m aware of how the blogosphere supported us here, and of Technorati’s importance in the dissemination of the events. Great stuff.

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