Twitter comes of age

Twitter comes of age with fast reports from the ground in Mumbai | World news | The Guardian

Bloggers provided a “public service” function, creating sites that
divert users to Foreign Office advice, police reports, helpline
numbers, and Google documents containing lists of the injured and killed.

Newspaper and magazine readers had to wait for much of the gripping writing from the scene, but the blogosphere was filled
with accounts from the outset.