When I woke up this morning, NY1 was reporting on the two explosions at the British Consulate in New York. I saw this as an opportunity for an experiment. I immediately went to Flickr and discovered that a user has posted a set of 5 photos. In fact, there were more photos of the aftermath (the closing off of Third Avenue) on Flickr, than the CNN, FoxNews and NY Times websites.
This is a great example of the effects of blogging supercharged with the right tools. If Vimeo had been as popular as Flickr, I bet I could have found a video clip, as well. If I were AP, I’d be worried.