Breaking News with an iPhone and Twitter

U.S. Airways Crash Rescue Picture

It’s truly astonishing how quickly we can distribute news these days. A guy named Janis Krums was a passenger on a ferry crossing the Hudson River this morning when the U.S. Airways plane crash-landed in the water. Janis’s ferry was diverted to pick up passengers from the plane, and as his boat approached he snapped a picture with his iPhone and uploaded it to Twitter. Within minutes of this disaster happening, it was available for the entire world to see. I find this utterly mind-blowing.

via Silicon Alley Insider