Web Springs Into Action As London Faces Tragedy

In the face of the London Bombing of July 7th 2005, the web has responded with an outpouring of news and commentary which bypasses the major news networks. Much as with the Madrid bombings of 2004, there has been a vast outpouring of sympathy via the web, with notes and comments post in many of the electronic forums including Livejournal and Fark.

A new community has formed on Livejournal called London Incidents 7 July 2005 and features news and commentary as well as a roll call for LJ survivors. The site http://vinari.co.uk/lb/ has set up a updateable survivor listing.

The services del.icio.us and Technorati are encouraging the use of the tag “london77” for links related to the events and the public response online. The Wikipedia organization is providing both news via its Wikinews division as well as a running updates in its Wikipedia entry. The photo blog sites Flickr, Moblog.co.uk, and Nowpublic are all featuring images taken by users in and around London.

Users are encouraged to add additional resources or other news sources in the comments section, as well as repost this to other blogs and/or forums.

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