Boston PD asks Marathon crowd to turn off cellphones to prevent accidental detonations
Once again, it was mobile social networks that played an important role in spreading the word of this tragedy. First reports that an explosion had taken place at the Boston Marathon came from tweets sent out by eyewitnesses. Pictures on Instagram showed runners crossing the finish line before the terrible explosions were heard. And of course, cellphones were able to bring the story right to your local television by those snapping pictures with their handset or using them to be interviewed by the media.
1. darkkjedii (Posts: 17587; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Very sad event my prayers are with the victims
6. ImHungry (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
why would somebody thumbs down your comment. wtf
8. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Because darkjedi just sucks THAT much lol. He could offer to PayPal ebveryone on the site $50 and STILL get 90% thumbs down. He's just THAT bad of a poster.
12. Penny (Posts: 1616; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
So you can't put your differences aside for something like this?
14. Droiddoes (unregistered)
No, he's still awful and I highly doubt this will change that.
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 17587; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Penny I'm so unconcerned with droiddoes. What happened in Boston really hurts my heart, I hate to see people harmed hopefully they find the bombers quickly and serve justice.
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 17587; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Stupidity has a way of rearing its ugly head. I hope the death toll doesn't rise. Sad day this is
2. Penny (Posts: 1616; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Hard to fathom what kind of instability or mental state would allow a man to willfully take another man's life. Just can't understand it.
4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
They don't know if it was a domestic attack or a foreign attack yet. If its a foreign attack then its not considered instability/mental issues. Right now the main suspect is a man from Saudi Arabia.
7. Commentator (Posts: 3388; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Just because they're foreign doesn't mean they're NOT mentally unstable. Anyone who willfully targets civilians, no matter their political inclinations, has something seriously wrong with them.
9. Penny (Posts: 1616; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Even if it's a foreign terrorist, I just can't imagine how somebody can want to do something like this. There is no rational reason great enough.
3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Sad when due dirty deed of government, suffers ordinary people. :(
11. downphoenix (Posts: 2979; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
he's probably one of those conspiracy theorists that think the government is behind this.
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
No, I don't want to say that the government is behind all this. But it is a nothing new that in one or another way governments tend to set upon a bad blood between different nations.
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm sorry about my premature conclusions, because we still don't know who did that and what was the motivation to do that. Anyway, sad things in our world are happening. :(
22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Thanks, but no. Keep your STFU for yourself.
18. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
What a very sad day. Thoughts go on to the passed and injured. Boston is such a great city.
20. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Geez......are the bombers out of their minds? They ruined the good ol' Boston, how dare they?
I hope everyone is ok in there! :)
21. byazatt (Posts: 200; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
very sad in deed, we have humans with hearts of hyenas! my condolences to all the victims :-/