Boston Marathon Bombing: Social Media Provides Details, Condolences

04/15/2013 at 04:30 PM EDT

Boston Marathon Bombing: Social Media Provides Details, Condolences
A woman is comforted by a man near a triage tent
Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Landov
After multiple explosions occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, social media played a large role in notifying the public.

From news organizations to first-hand accounts, the internet kicked into high-gear as more and more users learned of the tragic events via Twitter:



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