It’s not news to people who were involved in the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy, but Facebook is a great place for people to get information about breaking news and to let loved ones know they are OK. Here’s a group in Facebook dedicated to the 35W Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis.
There are lots of photos, some videos, and 1,019 members as of this writing.
This is what Jeff Jarvis would call networked journalism.
Update: This group is growing fast. It has 1,456 members as of 11:15 CDT.
Update: 3,193 members as of 5:15 p.m. CDT…about 24 hours after the disaster happened.
Update: 3,755 members as of 7:30 p.m. CDT.
Update: 4,622 members as of 10:30 p.m. CDT
Update: 5,419 members as of 5 a.m. CDT on 8/3
Update: 5,762 members as of 9:45 a.m. CDT
Update: 6,502 members as of 2:15 p.m. CDT
Update: 7,058 members as of 7 p.m. CDT
Update: 7,376 members as of 10:45 p.m. CDT
Update: 9,650 members as of 10:15 a.m. CDT 8/6/07
Update: 10,008 members as of 6:45 p.m. CDT 8/6/07