Yesterday three bombs exploded in three of the most crowded areas of Bombay during the most crowded hour of the day. The phone network came crashing down- whether jammed with calls, or blocked, nobody knows. But unlike previous times, there was twitter and there was Facebook. Co-ordinating volunteer effort, seeking and sending information, preventing rumours from taking over, connecting people wanting and offering help. The flurry of SMSes soon died down- people used the social media to exchange information, keeping the phone lines free for urgent calls.
Always underestimated the power of the social media. Not any more. It rocks!