Mumbai attacks and the Net

We all know that the Internet has utterly transformed how news is now reported to the world. This is brought home to us especially when there is a big event that attracts the interest of people around the globe and developments are fast-moving. A classic example was the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in south-east Asia – see here.
Another such case has been this week’s terrible atrocities in the Indian city of Mumbai. An early examination of how information on the attacks made available on the Net was much quicker – but not always more accurate – than that of the conventional media can be found here. There is already a detailed page on Wikipedia – see here.