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: