This morning, reports of a single-engin plane crashing into a building just north of Austin, Texas hit the airwaves and the web. Local stations KXAN & KVUE in Austin had continuing live coverage of the crash with eyewitness reports. And why eye-witness reports play a major part of how a story unfolds, social media users shared their views before any of the stations started covering the story. And as we have reported in the past, social media is changing the way we get our news.
While the story is still developing, here’s an overview of the story with how social media users have been reporting it. (more…)