I found out Tuesday afternoon about the burglary at the Maloney family's home from a Boden Plumbing tweet. For the next few hours I was intrigued by the Twitter stream on the Search Sonoma column of my TweetDeck.
Many of us were tweeting or retweeting the appalling news and expressing our disgust.
Before the digital age, those inclined to sharing how they feel would pick up the phone to call a friend if there was no one physically nearby with whom share. Now, we have social media to instantly share our reaction with people we may not even know.
I've written more about this subject on my Cuclis PR North Bay New Media
I would appreciate your comments and reflections about this new way of sharing feelings. If you're not a journalist and retweeted that awful news yesterday, what compelled you?