Camera Phones Lend Immediacy to Images of Disaster

Some of the most intimate images of yesterday's bomb blasts in London came from cell phones equipped with cameras and video recorders, demonstrating how a technology originally marketed as entertainment has come to play a significant role in up-to-the-minute news. The availability of the cameras, combined with the ability to transmit pictures and text instantaneously, is enabling the world to view news with nearly the immediacy of a victim or eyewitness. 

Source: Washington Post

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Posted: Fri - July 8, 2005 at 12:42 AM