Virginia Tech: If You Are OK, Please Update Your Facebook Profile

by Marianne Richmond on April 16, 2007

ABC News has aggregated comments posted by students on Facebook and MySpace highlighting the role social networks have in connecting people with information and with each other..also noteworthy is the fact that mainstream media is using social networks as a major source of "breaking news" in this tragedy.

"An 18-year-old woman in California asked people on MySpace.com if they knew any of the six people she’d listed and asked them to instant message her.

One user on Facebook.com suggested that all others update their profiles to say "I’m OK."

There is an entry on Wikipedia, and according to Search Views there are 160 tributes on Facebook and a student made video at CNN has been viewed over a 1000 times. Tom Markiewicz posts his Twitter updates.

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