Citizen Journalists Break Toronto Explosion Story
I got home from my run today to see a Twitter message from Jeremiah Owyang about an explosion and subsequent large-scale evacuation in Toronto’s north end.
Yes, through the wonderful power of the web, the news traveled down to San Francisco and back up to me. A tremendous demonstration of the power of online communications, and of Twitter in general. However, it’s an equally powerful demonstration of the ability of citizen journalists to break news.
Skip to around 1:50 into this next video to see a spectacular explosion…
…and a close-up (language not safe for work):
(Photo credit: photojunkie.ca)