The Boston Bombings and Social Media

Friday, April 26th, 2013

How often do you turn to social media to find out the details of a breaking news story?

How many times during the Boston Marathon explosion story did you check in with Twitter, Facebook and Stumbleupon?

Did Instagram, online video, still pictures of participants and onlookers, help or hinder law enforcement in identifying suspects?

An assistant professor of multimedia at the University of Kentucky has thought a lot about these questions. Kakie Urch was following the events of Boston all last week. She’ll be my guest this week on One to One.

In an “after the show” segment, I talked with her about the rise and use of social media. The full program airs Sunday, April 28, at 1 pm on KET.

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