Pre-Dawn Earthquake, Football: News, Social Media Style

Anyone who wonders why the Internet is the 800-pound gorilla in the 21st century newsroom needs only to pay attention to two events — an earthquake and a football game — that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 24.

There also was local emotion, even showing a sense of humor. Check the following tweet:

One of my Facebook friends, a former Southern California colleague, also noted:

“Until this year, we haven’t had many earthquakes. It’s been unusually quiet since the Northridge quake in ’94. But that quiet spell seems to have ended.”

 — Did you have a social media interaction with either of these two events? Leave a comment below.





About Steve Burns

I live in the Atlanta area. I also lived for many years in Southern California. I'm into mainstream media, social media, sports, business and politics. I worked for AOL's Patch, but this is my personal blog. I'm on Twitter (@bsteve76), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. See ya 'round!
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