By Dave Haygarth January 16, 2009
It shouldn't really surprise me that this type of thing happens, but somehow I find the power of the mobile internet amazing - still. I've been posting the odd photo to my personal photo blog directly from my phone for a couple of years now and get a little buzz each time I do it. But when something really big happens, like a plane crash in the Hudson river and someone like Janis Krums from Sarasota, Florida posts a photo of U.S. Airways flight 1549 on Twitter from his iPhone as he's on his way to rescue the survivors, it's still an amazing and powerful thing.Krums blogs the line: "There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy." - unintentionally deadpan I think. Just as people were amazed of live coverage of the first man on the moon in 1969, forty years later we're all turning into live reporters.