. I was going to write an overview of online coverage of last week's bombings, but Journalism.co.uk's Jemima Kiss (who apparently shares my birthday) has already written one
. There's an interesting point on how registration becomes a real problem in these situations - given that news is supposed to be a public service, perhaps news organisations should decide to switch off registration when a big event like this happens.
What's also interesting is how wikis and keyword-driven hosts such as Flickr
have been used. Flickr in itself gives an interesting insight into how people react to the tragedy - from taking pictures of TV coverage, to images of the floral tributes, to tube tickets for the day in question.UPDATE (July 13.05):
Mark Glaser at the OJR also provides an overview of coverage
, including tales of people vying to take cameraphone images of the dying