How would social media have affected the coverage of 9/11?

A blogger argues that it would be a benefit to the historical record, while The Washington Post’s publisher says social media would’ve made the events ‘more horrific.’

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That’s the question many are asking as the country observes the tragedy’s 10th anniversary, including Chicago Magazine blogger Whet Moser who noted several theories on how the day would have been different.

For instance, there’s Washington Post publisher Katherine Weymouth, who makes the following point: “Can you imagine how horrifying it would have been if we had tweets from the victims on the planes or in the offices, or if they had posted to their Facebook pages?

“Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and all the technologies that have yet to be invented make all these events more real, and more horrific. Television pales in comparison.”

Moser offers the following points:

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