Social media becomes outlet after deadly spree

By AsiaOne Science & Tech:

WASHINGTON – News of Friday’s horrific shooting spree in a US movie theatre spread quickly on social media, and video and pictures from the scene spread around the world within minutes of the deadly attack.

Within minutes, some on the scene began tweeting about the attack. Isaac J Ramos wrote: “There was a shooting at century 16 aurora about 30 minutes into the movie. Its crazy.”

Domnick Bivins tweeted: “Woww Someone Just Shot Up This Batman Movie. . I Literally Just Seen A Little Girl Get Carried Out With Bullet Wounds Smh The Nerve Of Ppl.”

A cameraphone video circulated on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx31jI5YnBo) with grainy images of the scene.

And an unidentified victim who apparently survived after being wounded posted a picture of his wound and T-shirt with a hole in it on the file-sharing site imgur( http://imgur.com/a/vtMhj)… Read more

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