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Our Extended ‘Family’

On Tuesday of this week, I blogged here about how One Fund Boston had raised over $27 million dollars for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Now, only two days later, that figure is over $28 million with over $10 million now coming from individuals. Nearly one million dollars in two days! Americans are opening up their hearts and their pocket books to those damaged physically and emotionally by the events in Boston just as they have done after other natural disasters and tragedies, at home and around the world. … Continue reading

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Digital Impact on the Marathon Bombings

  We’re in uncharted territory. Digital devices have changed the very essence of how we communicate, as most recently demonstrated by the deadly bombings during the 2013 annual Boston Marathon. On the one hand, there are positives about social media during a crisis. In 140 characters or less we can connect quickly with loved ones – get details, reassurance, bad news, relief, or comfort. But without fact checking there are often inaccuracies and a rush to judgment. False identification or misinformation by amateur sleuths can cause frustration and sometimes heartache. … Continue reading

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