I’ve been thinking about the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11 and how we would have reported that story given the technology we have today. Imagine what we might have tweeted (Twitter launched in 2006) or what we might have posted on Facebook (Facebook was founded in 2004). Really, TV was our only source of around-the-clock coverage. I know I spent hours watching TV. It was the longest uninterrupted news event (around 93 hours) in the history of U.S. television.
We’ve come a long way, peeps. It’s mind-blowing to think about the technological revolution that has occurred in the past 10 years. More people have cellphones and computers in their homes. We now have ereaders and iPads and a ton of other cool gadgets that keep us more connected and on top of the news than ever before. Makes me wonder what the next 10 years will bring.
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