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Covering The Mumbai Attacks: What Can We Learn?

I have a question: Will we learn anything from the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week?

I’m not talking about international politics, or security.  I am talking about media — how do the ways in which we consume and share information today change how we feel about this kind of event?  I am talking about technology — could all the phones, cameras, and other ways to connect online help to prevent these kinds of tragic events in the future?  I am talking about society — does being more diverse and more connected, as a result of the digital age, make us feel differently about this event, compared to other tragedies or happenings?

I don’t know.  I am hoping you will tell me.

Thoughts?