mobile phones capture blast aftermath

(Snippet of an article from BBC News Online – includes links to mobile phone videos)

Around 1,000 photos and 20 pieces of amateur video were sent in to the BBC News website, with many being featured on the site. "Within minutes we were receiving people’s written accounts and their still pictures," said BBC News Interactive editor Pete Clifton.

"An image of the bus with its roof torn away was sent to us by a reader inside an hour, and it was our main picture on the front page for a large part of the day. "By the end of the day many of the images on the site had been provided by our users, and many of them were subsequently used by many other BBC services and national newspapers as well.

See also:

BBC News: Blogging about the Bombs

BBC London: Mobile Phone Videos Submitted by the Public

BBC London (Jon Gaunt Show): Audio of Eyewitness Accounts

Time Magazine’s Eyewittness Gallery

BBC News Online: How Technology Helped Us Find Out About Friends and Family

BBC News Online: Mobile Networks Strain to Cope With Call Volumes

BBC News Online: Email and Web Traffic Surged As Events Unfolded in London

International Herald Tribune (via Smartmobs): Emergency Services Given Mobile Network Priority

Flickr 7/7 Community Photo Pool

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