Mumbai is again under siege – 3 Serial Blasts were reported in a gap of 10 minutes (Dadar, Zaveri Bazar and Opera House – diamond market).
This time again Twitter has played a crucial role in spreading the (factual) news, curbing the rumours and biggest of all helping the people stranded in various places due to bomb blasts. The updates on twitter were especially important due to the fact that Mobile lines were jammed.
Literally hundreds of twitter folks were extending help to stranded citizens using twitter hashtag #Here2Help. Most people are giving out there areas and phone numbers so that people can contact them and take shelter till things cool down!
Various Twitter Hastags used
- #Here2Help – if you want to help
- #NeedHelp – if you need help
- #mumbaiblasts for all tweets related to the blasts
Also, there has been a quick blog which has setup that has most information available. Twitterati’s have also gone ahead and created a spread sheet on Google Docs that has list of people with their phone numbers who are ready to help out !
Twitter Folks – We salute you !