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London blast blogging

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(Image by “alfie” posted at moblog.co.uk)

Thanks to Erica George for pointing us to this Livejournal Community devoted to information sharing in the aftermath of today's bomb blasts in London.

DoWire.org has put together a “London Responds” wiki.

Metroblogging London has been going all day, as have thousands of other blogs, chatrooms, flickr pages, moblog sites, etc. Boingboing has an excellent set of links.

The best way to find blog posts and photos as they hit the internet is through technorati and flickr tags.

You can now subscribe to RSS feeds of the following Technorati tags:
London
bombs
July 7
7 July
terrorism
London bomb
London blast
London explosion

On Flickr, see the bomb blast pool and the London explosions pool.

Also the following tags:
London
bomb
blast

On buzznet:
http://www.buzznet.com/buzzwords/london/

Please let us know of any other good sites and tagging systems that are aggregating London blast related blogging.

All major media are putting together tremendous staff resources to aggregate and collect eyewitness stories and images from todays bomb blasts in London. The BBC in particular is doing an excellent job, showing how professionals and citizens can work together to cover a story. The Wall Street Journal has a useful page here where new links will be updated. Wikinews is also aggregating a lot of stories – both from professional and citizen sources.

2 comments

  • The terrorists sure are clever. What smart people to hurt and kill men, women, and even CHILDREN in the recent London bomb blasts. Now, world citizens will surely say, “Okay, we give up, come control our lives with your ideologies.” Right? The problem with the leadership at al-Qaeda is that they haven’t figured out that people have no love for killers. Their point of view will only attract the very young and impressionable or the very old and desperate. They miss the largest demographic- law abiding citizens who want peace. If it’s the masses a group wants to affect, do something absolutely worthwhile and positive with the resources. Win hearts. The world may be talking about al-Qaeda , but it’s not in love with it and the goods it’s selling. Without winning hearts, MommyCool.com notes the change al-Qaeda hopes for will always be shallow.

  • gonzalicu

    I think it´s naive to think the terrorists views are only shared by a minority of brainless or desperate people. There are many people that wouldn´t bomb you, but still support very similar views to that of the terrorists and will regard their actions as normal retribution for whatever. The absolute lack of autocriticism showed by those who share the same ideology but don´t plant bombs and the persitent denial of those who are more moderate (“they are not muslims”) ilustrates how little resentement there is among many British muslims towards those who bombed London. There isn´t many literated muslims in Britain or elsewhere able to talk about London, NY or Madrid attacks without mentioning Palestine, Irak or other conflict of their choice. Terrorism appears when there is room for it in a comunity and this mean many people justifying it. If British muslims show now they are more Muslim (by playing down their part of responsability) than British (by utter rejection of radicalism) I reckon trust will not be restored.

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