Bomb blasts rock Bangalore – is the old news now. When I heard it first time, instead of going to any news site I went to twitter. My colleagues were searching for this on news channels, but they were unable to get latest updates. Sooner they all surrounded me to see latest updates on twitter. Even I started updating to twitter on whatever I know.
Within few minutes of blast news, Laxman (@Scorpion032) created a twitter bot which automatically gets tweets with Bangalore & re-tweets it. But the idea didn’t continued to work because of too many updates containing Bangalore. Arun Ram (@arunram) started a twitter ID for those who wants to update they are safe & unable to use their mobile phones. In another few minutes bangalore has become top keyword on summize (now search.twitter.com).
Tons os tweets about Bangalore started pouring in & http://search.twitter.com/search?q=bangalore responded well to show real time updates about Bangalore Blast. @Mukund started updating details about Bangalore Blasts which were really interesting. Twitter has become great medium of communication in these critical conditions.
Try http://search.twitter.com for latest updates on anything you want. If you still not on Twitter, sign up at www.twitter.com. If you like you can follow my updates on twitter at http://twitter.com/hnprashanth