Posted on Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:34 am by Andro

First the elections and violence in Iran were Twittered across the globe to our computers and cell phones. Today in a deadly turn of terrorist violence, the Indonesian bombings at several hotels in it’s capital, Jakarta were Twittered once again before the Associated Press and other media outlets could broadcast it on the local news.

Via: www.mashable.com

In a turn of events that will surprise no one at this stage, it appears news of the deadly Jakarta bombings early Friday broke first on Twitter.

A report on Australia’s ABCNews claims that the above is the first Tweet to come out of the blasts at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the J.W. Marriott Hotel, posted by Twitter user Daniel Tumiwa. His series of Tweets reads:

“Bom @ marriot and ritz Carlton kuningan jakarta.

2 boms go off at marriot hotel ad ritz carlton jakarta.

2 boms go off inside Ritz Carlton and Marriott coffee shops! Not kidding. Am here.

Left location. Shocked. Lots of blood. Breakfast meetings at coffee shops while bombs went off.

“Thanks for all the concern. Back home. Safe. Shocked. Bloodsmokeglasseverywhereprayers to the victims.”

Meanwhile, Twitpic became a key source of imagery from the event, with Galuh Riyadi posting pics from the scene. And the Marriott Hotel group is using its Twitter account to communicate its sympathies for those affected.

It’s remarkable to think that this form of instant news distribution, unheard of 3 years ago, is now commonplace.

http://mashable.com/2009/07/16/jakarta-bombings-twitter/

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