Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Earthquake in UK? News broken on Twitter

Twitter has just demonstrated the power of social networking and blogging related services by being the first to report a moderate earthquake hitting the UK. From ReadWriteWeb:
It would appear that an earthquake was just felt across the UK (hopefully not a major one!). Where did the news first break? Well, we heard about it over Twitter. It's all over the site, including being broken on Twitter-based news organization BreakingNewsOn, which is reporting a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in the UK with minimal damage reported so far. Where didn't we hear about the quake? The mainstream press.

This story broke over Twitter in the past half hour, and nothing is up yet on the BBC sites, the Guardian, or the Telegraph. This story is breaking live on Twitter.
The 5.3 magnitude earthquake was the biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years and was felt by people across the UK.

(Thanks Sir Thomas)

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