Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mumbai Attacks

Mumbai Terror Attacks
When a major news story breaks Twitter seems to have become many people's first port of call for breaking news and for trying to keep abreast of developments. YouTube is often the first place people look to find how the news organisations are covering the story and Google Maps is often referred to in order to give a story some geographical significance.

Today in Mumbai, India, gunmen have carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks, killing at least 80 people and injuring 200 more. At least seven locations throughout the city seem to have been targeted.

Mibazaar has quickly put together this mash-up of YouTube videos, Google Maps and Twitter to help people keep abreast of the developing story. The site shows news reports that have been submitted to YouTube and also maps people's Tweets about the tragic events.

Mumbai Map
I've just created this Google Static Map of Mumbai:


A: The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
B: St George's Hospital
D: The Oberoi Trident Hotel
C: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Clicking on the static map above will take you to this My Map of Mumbai.

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