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)

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 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

Other accounts:

Statement from Qaeda’t al-Jihad claiming responsibility

English translation

Technorati tag pages

Metroblogging London

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.

Sifry's Alerts
About The Author
I'm founder of a number of companies, including Offbeat Guides and Technorati. I was the cofounder and CTO of Sputnik and Linuxcare, founding board member of Linux International, and a WEF Technology Pioneer. I've been around the block a few times. Some might call me a serial entrepreneur. You can contact me at


  • By Gen Kanai weblog 07 Jul 2005


    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


    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.


Follow @dsifry