Online response to terror attack offers victims support

Posted at 7:27 PM, Apr 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-16 01:05:31-04

Fox 13’s Nineveh Dinha took a look at some of the online responses to the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

To prevent the remote detonation of other bombs, cellular service was turned off in the area, and people trying to connect with their loved ones turned to the Internet. Google Person Finder is one way people are finding and contacting their loved ones who were at or in the race. A hotline has also been set up: 617-635-4500

Bostonians have stepped forward to offer people impacted by the attack places to stay, and has created forms for people looking for a place to go as well as for those who are willing to take them in.

Twitter users have responded with an outpouring of support. Users are using #PrayForBoston to send their well wishes.

See the video for more about the online response to Monday’s attack and the impact of social media.