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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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