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Fire in lower Manhattan
By Dave Winer on Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 6:02 PM.

A picture named fire.jpgI was working on some code in my apartment, was thinking about going out, and looked outside and the sky was black. At first I thought it was another thunderstorm. I got drenched this morning. But then when I got up to look I saw it was a fire. I got out my camera and took a picture, uploaded it to Flickr, and tweeted a link to the photo. permalink

Then I noticed that other people were posting pictures of the fire from all different points of view. Within a few minutes we knew the exact location. Now about 1/2 hour later, I can see that the fire is out.  permalink

Here's the best close-up of the fire. A search for all the fire pics. permalink

This is a new kind of reporting. Everyone has digital cameras and everyone is networked.  permalink

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