Soldotna and San Francisco: A Twitter tale of 2 plane crashes

AnchorageJuly 9, 2013 

New York Times news blogger Michael Roston notes the differences in the reaction on social media between Saturday's San Francisco jet crash that killed two and Sunday's Soldotna plane crash that killed 10.

Less than 24 hours after a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport killed two people and injured 180 others, 10 people died in a plane crash in Soldotna, Alaska. But while the accident in hyperconnected San Francisco instantly drew global attention through social media postings, video from dedicated plane-spotters and extensive news coverage, the crash in a town on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula has barely bubbled into national consciousness hours after it occurred.

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