I remember where I was on 9.11.01 – after watching the towers get hit on a small television in class, the teachers seemed to round up the students and allow their parents to gather them, protect them in a way from the footage they just saw on TV. I remember waiting a while but eventually my brother and I were picked up like everyone else. I remember not understanding. It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since that day.
But the time has come and gone. Social media has invaded our lives. So at least for me, on my Facebook News Feed, this is a day about blessing America on 9/11 but equally about my friends from home bleeding black and purple for the Ravens game today. Sadly, even though most posts were about 9/11, Facebook inadvertently listed it all as football status updates pertaining to the Baltimore Ravens.
Considering that I had no idea that the game was happening at all today, I definitely wasn’t going to comment on it in my status or any other site. But I was ambivalent posting about 9/11 because a few words in remembrance on my Facebook didn’t seem like enough. So I decided to create a blog post instead that took a look at other interesting efforts that show people connecting stories together on this day.
CNN.com provides a photo gallery of the 9/11 Memorial.
Check out the hashtag #OnSept11 (via TechCrunch)
Although this is only the one blog I found, here’s a poet who made Sept 11th her blog’s focus.
Mashable posted all the web homepages from 10 years ago. It clearly reflect’s America’s initial reaction to the attack.
Thanks to Storify, I was able to find Facebook and Twitter comments with media from today and the past.
If you found any other interesting links and websites concerning 9/11 feel free to share. The sharing in the experience is what makes today widely different from the attack 10 years ago. For me, that day 10 years ago was a day of isolated confusion. Today its evident that people are coming together to discuss what happened and remember.