Twittering the Earthquake

12 May

Twitterers the world over are changing the way news travels. Chinese microbloggers issued some of the first reports of the earthquake that hit the country last night. But the accounts tell the story from a perspective that is unlike anything you’ll see on the evening news.

@sixhat all is good around here. i think only people in high buildings felt it in shanghai. about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to sixhat

[q url=”http://twitter.com/nocas”%5D”@AlexBowman exactly. that was the only thing i could think of when i was coming out of my building. about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to AlexBowman

@Chinkerfly i was on wuning road/dongxin road, near zhenping road metro station. on the 31st floor we felt it a lot. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to Chinkerfly

a lot of people on the parking lot of plaza 66. i guess they felt it too. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific

breathing normal again. feeling an earthquake on the 31st floor was not fun. about 11 hours ago from”

@sixhat all is good around here. i think only people in high buildings felt it in shanghai. about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to sixhat Icon_star_empty @AlexBowman exactly. that was the only thing i could think of when i was coming out of my building. about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to AlexBowman Icon_star_empty @Chinkerfly i was on wuning road/dongxin road, near zhenping road metro station. on the 31st floor we felt it a lot. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to Chinkerfly Icon_star_empty a lot of people on the parking lot of plaza 66. i guess they felt it too. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific Icon_star_empty breathing normal again. feeling an earthquake on the 31st floor was not fun. about 11 hours ago from txt

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@sixhat all is good around here. i think only people in high buildings felt it in shanghai. about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to sixhat Icon_star_empty @AlexBowman exactly. that was the only thing i could think of when i was coming out of my building. about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to AlexBowman Icon_star_empty @Chinkerfly i was on wuning road/dongxin road, near zhenping road metro station. on the 31st floor we felt it a lot. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to Chinkerfly Icon_star_empty a lot of people on the parking lot of plaza 66. i guess they felt it too. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific Icon_star_empty breathing normal again. feeling an earthquake on the 31st floor was not fun. about 11 hours ago from txt

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