Costa Concordia: The View From Social Media

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As you may know, the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, capsized on Friday off Isola del Giglio. Since then, the incident has been blowing up social media, with people sharing photos, videos, and of course their thoughts.

On Google+, Roberto Vongher has an amazing set of 126 photos, which he calls: "The photos that I never wanted to do... Costa Concordia".

Here are a couple of them:

Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia

The official Flickr blog is highlighting a handful of photos as well. Here are a couple of those:

Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia

Some videos that have made their way to YouTube:

Some interesting tweets about the disaster:

Birmingham singer who escaped from Costa Concordia had an ancestor who played in the band which sank with the Titanic 100 years ago. 23 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

More on Costa Concordia - Interactive map showing how close course was to Giglio and where it hit the rock... 2 minutes ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

Costa Concordia, underwater photos of damage 1 minute ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Casting no-brainer: Ricky Gervais for the skipper of the Costa Concordia. 10 hours ago via SocialOomph · powered by @socialditto

Of course, the incident is all over Facebook as well. Here's access to all of the public posts including comments, photos and videos.

Obviously this is just a small sampling of what social media has to offer in terms of coverage of this event. It's time like this when one can truly appreciate the way social media has changed the news landscape.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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