The tweets came in soon after a gunman opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater. I'm safe. I survived. I made it out.
News of the horrific shooting spree early Friday in Aurora, Colo., spread quickly on social media as much of the world learned the news within minutes of the deadly attack through social media.
This story is a sober reminder of how quicky news now unfolds and how we as a society react to it. Social media are becoming more and more accepted as a vehicle for breaking news. Tweets, Facebook posts and iPhone photos were all part of the news barrage just minutes after the shootings.