Breaking News with an iPhone and Twitter

By | January 16, 2009

U.S. Airways Crash Rescue Picture

It’s truly astonishing how quickly we can distribute news these days. A guy named Janis Krums was a passenger on a ferry crossing the Hudson River this morning when the U.S. Airways plane crash-landed in the water. Janis’s ferry was diverted to pick up passengers from the plane, and as his boat approached he snapped a picture with his iPhone and uploaded it to Twitter. Within minutes of this disaster happening, it was available for the entire world to see. I find this utterly mind-blowing.

via Silicon Alley Insider


1 Comment

Richard on January 21, 2009 at 9:59 am.

This is the first and only case of successful ditching in aircraf history. No structural damage and no seriously injured. Up to now, this possibility was only theorized.

The captain wrote his name in history.

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