Ford Hall Forum Recordings

"Social Media in the Boston Marathon Bombings" discussion at Ford Hall Forum, video recording

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Collection Number

Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)

ISBN

MS113AV.0365

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Description

As the Boston Marathon bombing crisis unfolded over a week's time, we witnessed firsthand how integral social media is to a public emergency in these modern times. While Redditors worked to identify the culprits, innocent victims were wrongly accused. It facilitated both the accommodation of those stranded after the Marathon and urban legends of those supposedly helped. We were thankful for the connection to loved ones ones during Friday's lockdown, yet did little besides exacerbating our own fears while glued to Facebook for eight hours. Join Garrett Quinn (Correspondent, Watertown TAB and Blogger, Boston.com), Adam Gaffin (Editor, Universal Hub), and Cheryl Fiandaca (Bureau Chief of Public Information, Boston Police Department) as they discuss with moderator Skip Perham (Board Clerk, Ford Hall Forum) how we can capitalize on social media's incredible benefits of crowd sourcing and speed while protecting against its inaccuracy and fear-mongering.

Date

5-22-2013

City

Boston

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