VT Rampage and the Web
Posted April 17, 2007 9:00 a.m. EDT
Updated April 17, 2007 2:59 p.m. EDT
It will be a long time before we forget April 16, 2007.
Students who saw the horror unfold grabbed their cameras and started recording the event. They were the first reporters on the scene, capturing those early raw moments of confusion.
Some of that jumpy, pixelated cell phone video started airing on some networks last night. The most chilling probably is Jamal Albarghouti's video that recorded the cracks of gunfire from outside Norris Hall.
I've done a search on Google Video this morning for "Virginia Tech shooting." It aggregates search results from many video-sharing sites. You'll find a mix of videos in the list -- including videos from the scene, tributes and more.
I've also included a few blogs and profiles from VT students on Myspace.com and LiveJournal.com.
WRAL Local Tech Wire editor Rick Smith is also looking at the role the Internet played in how students learned about the massacre and told the world about it.