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Newtown Shooting Sparks Social Media Action

BJ FOGG, Guest Speaker 25-09-2009 @ “Meet the Media Guru” Milan/Italy, Persuasive Technology Lab @ Stanford University. by Meet the Media Guru
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Many of the first tweets in response to the news of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. , Dec. 14, 2012, called for a focus on gun control. This image has made the rounds widely on social media platforms. (Handout) As news of the mass shooting of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn. spread on Friday, so did the social media reaction. Many shared their thoughts, sympathies and photos of the community in shock; others expressed their astonishment and disgust at the shooter. Twitter and Facebook have now become go-to destinations for the public to share news and their reaction to it. That’s not new — there was a similar reaction after such events as the movie theater shooting in Colorado in July. But this time there was more than just mourning and sympathy for the families that spread.


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Newtown Shooting Sparks Social Media Action

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The public has taken to social media to mourn the losses in Newtown, Connecticut, but also to share thoughts on needed action.

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 21, 2013.

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