Twitter your way to 5 minutes of fame

This week a plane crashed in the Hudsen River in New York. Within minutes a man called Janis Krum has taken a pic on his IPhone and uploaded it on to Twitter. This picture then proceeded to get viewed so many times it crashed the Twitpic server.

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This type of media hype that promotes the mobility of social media is highlighting the ease at which this picture was posted online and the importance of online communities.

Janis Krum is now appearing all over the news networks talking about what happened that day and about Twitter.

BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7834505.stm

Guardian Newspaper online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/us-airways-crash-photos?picture=341937541

The LEDE: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/16/can-a-tweet-be-a-scoop/

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