Bangkok

Response to bombing highlights crowd sourcing and literate social media

Response to bombing highlights crowd sourcing and literate social media

The bomb blast at a shrine in central Bangkok on 17 August, which took the lives of more than 20 people and injured more than 100, shocked not only Thais but people around the world. It is notable that very few people posted or shared violent and grisly images. This phenomenon was interesting as it is a sign of growing maturity in the use of social media.  I call it “literate social media.”