Twitter Offers First Glimpses Into Haiti Quake

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If brevity is the soul of wit, then Twitter is today's Shakespeare. As it has with other tragedies, the popular website played an invaluable role in getting the news of Haiti's earthquake out to the world.

Once again, Twitter proves invaluable in times of trouble. In the midst of the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years, aide workers, journalists and others caught in the chaos offered the first glimpses into the event with "tweets" that said more than news anchors could say in an hour of recaps.

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cheben from france

I would like to know how the first quake was like. If the one that hit haiti this month was the worst, why was it so? was it because of so many tall buildings and too much concrete ? Thanks

Dan

Jan. 16 2010 09:12 AM

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