Fast-forward to today, and it’s interesting to note how The Washington Post is using Twitter to facilitate the collective sharing of memories. The newspaper put out the call, “Where were you when the towers fell?” asking for tweets with the hashtag #wherewereyou. The result is a day-long scroll of peoples’ accounts of that day, all shared on BlogPost. Here is the link. Yet another way for a newspaper to bring us together.
[For the record, I was at an advertising agency in Annapolis, Md. when I heard the news. I recall people periodically popping in and out of the main conference room to view the news on TV, then heading back to their offices to “work.” At first I was relieved to be in a relatively small town and not in New York or Washington, D.C. A second later I remembered I was just a short distance from where future U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers are trained.]