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Real Time Terrorism Captured on Twitter – Mumbai Attacks Mumbai India Attacks November 26, 2008

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Terrorists are killing people at western hotels in Mumbai India of what people are calling the Mumbai attacks. This is real time and being captured on Twitter.

Here is the twitter search string that you can follow. This is tragic but it shows how the best resource in real time communications is people. People provide the human seed or meta data (aka folksonomy) that machines can scale with. You know what the content is great and gets better when the machines (search and social discovery) take over.

We had the London Bombing and before that the Tsunami. Here is some info on Mumbai India.


1. tweetip - November 26, 2008

#Mumbai ~ 1st Tweets Timeline & Chart … http://tweetip.us/lkphd

2. beauty80 - November 27, 2008

It’s a sad tragedy.

3. Ajay Pathak - November 27, 2008

India, it’s a real said story for you

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5. Usha Rachakonda - November 28, 2008

The only way to save our dear ones – Kiran Bedi should become the home minister immediately. She is the only selfless, courageous and patriotic person on this earth who knows how not to make this happen again in India.

6. Feeds mobile edition - November 28, 2008

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7. N.K. Kotreshii - November 29, 2008

It is very shameful on our part that our own people have assisted and helped in this terrist activity, like the cheff of Taj Hotel. If our own people are helping the terrorism then why to blam the others. It should get an end for this. Our politicians should also take resonsible hard steps to say an end for terrorism irrespective of different parties, in fact all the developed countries should come forward and make committie and also set up separate force to fight aganist the terrorism.

8. PK_121 - November 29, 2008


9. PK_121 - November 29, 2008


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11. pk_121 - November 29, 2008


12. marculyseas - December 4, 2008

My country must rise above communal barriers and see the big picture – India has been bleeding from terrorist attacks too long because across our borders are people attempting to destroy a vibrant democracy…I earnestly hope our friends around the world will come to our help to solve this problem once and for all. I hope we stop reacting to this and instead ‘act” to curtail elements that view democratic ideals as infringement or an aberration. Peace to all mankind.

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18. surbhi - February 6, 2009

Mumbai has suffered several terror attacks
The murderous terrorist attack in Mumbai, India has shocked all decent human beings around the world. Armed men targeting civilians, taking hostages and shooting and murdering indiscriminately can only be described as an act of terror carried out by terrorists. A terrorist attack in Mumbai is on the other side of the world, but it’s all surprisingly connected. India and Pakistan are constant bitter enemies. Both are nuclear powers
The 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of ten coordinated terrorist attacks across Mumbai, India’s financial capital and its largest city. The attacks, carried out by a Pakistan-based Islamic terrorist groupusing automatic weapons and grenades,began on 26 November 2008 and ended on 29 November 2008.At least 173 peoplewere killed and at least 308 were injured in the attacks
The terrorists had planned the attack several months ahead of time and knew some areas well enough to “vanish” and reappear after security forces had left. Several sources have quoted Kasab telling the police that the group received help from local Mumbai residents.[73][74]. The terrorists used at least three SIM cards purchased on the Indian side of the border with Bangladesh, pointing to some local collusion.[75] There are also reports of one SIM card purchased in New Jersey, USA
At least 164 people (civilians and security personnel) were killed in the attacks. Among the dead were 30 foreign nationals from 10 countries
Second time in our life time Bombay, also known as Mumbai, has been hit by coordinated serial bombing. Mumbai blast of 1993 was terrible and what we have here is even more scaring
The Mumbai blast is surely an act of Terrorism and terrorism has no face, no boundary, no beliefs in existence of God and his promise of Judgment day. Terrorism surely has no value for life. The murder of a single man, not guilty of any heinous crime, is a keen to murdering the whole humanity. But people who perpetuate such crimes are Terrorists, who works only for money, for their selves, for the fulfillment of their desires at any cost.
MUMBAI, India – The only gunman captured after a 60-hour terrorist siege of Mumbai said he belonged to a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir

Inevitably, the questions have begun to be asked: “is it all over for India? Can the country ever recover from this?”
Of course the answers are no and yes, but outsiders cannot be blamed for asking existential questions about a nation that so recently had been seen as poised for take-off. India can recover from the physical assaults against it. It is a land of great resilience that has learned, over arduous millennia, to cope with tragedy. Within 24 hours of an earlier Islamist assault on Mumbai, the Stock Exchange bombing in 1993, Bombay’s traders were back on the floor, their burned-out computers forgotten, doing what they used to before technology had changed their trading styles. Bombs and bullets alone cannot destroy India, because Indians will pick their way through the rubble and carry on as they have done throughout history.

19. ajmal kasab - February 8, 2009

i hate allah.. that bastard god who wakes us up at 5 in the morning… cant even fuck their mothers easily…
assholes cant even sing well… same bullshit song everyday…

than the ganpati and hanuman, shambhunath..
assholes… peices of shit…
statues of my shit….

shivaji maharaj… eats my shit..
bloody ass hole, shivaji maharaj is a pig, he eats my shit…
i hate these assholed bastards…

if u have any problem..
call me on : –


these are all the numbers of my activists..
we like to spread violence in mumbai..
we like the terrorist.. i wish they keep coming and fucking mumbai..
fuck raj thackeray… fuck that old bala sahed thackeray… when is he going to die, bastard…
mumbai should die… and so should you… asshole.

20. mandar - May 17, 2009

ajamal teri mathachod gand me dum hai to bhag ja tere ghar main hamari indian miltri guss kar tere pakistan ki gan mar kar jayegi …saale hijde ki aulad garib masoom loogon ko marne wale jallad …iswar allaha sub ek hai……tu kya samze ga bhadve ram rahim ek hain …..bhagwan ko gali dene wale tu nich hai …….ye shaitan ko marne ke liye bhagwan khud ayega

21. hosting - April 12, 2010

very informative post to read.

22. back pain products - June 18, 2010

This one is scary and sad… I still hope that someday there would be peace all over the world…

23. hosting - October 7, 2010

I hope the terrorism stop someday.
We need peace.

24. trending topics - March 20, 2012

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25. Lonnie Charles - January 19, 2015

Hi Lonnie Charles thanks for an informative article. Situation should be changed, both India and Pakistan can work together and can solve any issues. Here is an example: https://www.mycomuniti.com/group/india-with-pakistan

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