Once again: The Power of Twitter

Twitter wins again. As you know US Airways flight 1549 from LGA to CLT made an emergency landing in the Hudson River this afternoon. Within minutes of the landing the Twitterverse knew. Twitter users found out before CNN.com, MSNBC.com and Wall Street Journal e-mail alerts told me.

Kudos to Twitter.

Even more kudos goes to Janis Krums  who posted the following TwitPic on the right around 3:30 p.m. EST, while the emergency landing occurred just a few minutes before that.

Within an hour or so Krums was on MSNBC and was requested by other news outlets for interviews.








Once again social media wins over traditional media with breaking news.

US Airways PR pros must be fielding endless calls from the media right now.

If you’re US Airways PR department, what’s your message to the media?

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