Janis Krums Of Sarasota Posts First Photo Of U.S. Airways 1549 and Twitters It

There are certain times I question what the point of Twitter is–microblogging–what a ridiculous concept!   But everytime something wrong happens, I am reminded of Twitter’s intangible value.  Earthquakes in California, the shootings in Mumbai, and now a plane crashing in the Hudson River.  Janis Krums of Sarasota, Florida reported on Twitter, “There’s a plane in the Hudson.  I’m on the ferry going to pick up the people.  Crazy.”  The tweet also contained a picture.

About 34 minutes after he posted the photo, MSNBC interview him live on TV as a witness to the incident.  Fortunately everyone is reported alive after the accident.  Although the picture is no longer available from Krum’s tweet, Silicon Alley Insider was able to save it:
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This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Janis Krums Of Sarasota Posts First Photo Of U.S. Airways 1549 and Twitters It Comments

  1. Edgars says:

    M?s esam lepni par sava tautieša reakciju!

  2. Latviesi says:

    Mes ari lepni par Janku!!!

  3. Romans says:

    Jankai sveiks no Latvijas :) Maluchiks, esmu ieraudzijis MSNBC video un saklausijos vaardu :D

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