SoCal earthquake has everyone a-Twitter


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UPDATED: On its blog, Twitter posted a chart showing how quickly information spread after the earthquake. And it gives credit to a user named Caroline (Vixy) as the first to Twitter the quake. Her post was short and to the point: ‘Earthquake.’ Here’s a roundup of early tweets that broke the news.

... to disseminate information. That was the case in May when a 7.8 earthquake hit China. Now Twitter also has a new search site (formerly called Summize) which makes it easier to find information. Just go to Twitter and search for earthquake.


VentureBeat’s Eric Eldon posted a message on Twitter: ‘hope no one was hurt in SoCal earthquake. also, not looking forward to yet more posts about twitter breaking the news *first*’

In fact, Eldon said: ‘i hear people in SoCal heard about the earthquake through twitter before the earthquake even started!’

Talk about ground-breaking technology.

Here’s a feed of tweets containing the term ‘earthquake.’

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-- Jessica Guynn