Twitter and different reactions noted in a time of natural ocurances..

I was speaking with moritheil recently about matters of twitter, and how often the service goes so fast, that it can be overwhelming. Lots of people have different opinions and it can be pretty profound one. This is an event on Twitter I read and notes on how different reactions can be.

One thing I do on my twitter @animemiz, is that I follow non-native Japanese people who live in Japan. Their tweets remind of Japan, and this was what I read as I woke up, and realize that there was an earthquake. This is a BBC News article.

@dannychoo

big earth quake

@jlist

Earthquake!

@michaelpanda

Holy shit that was a pretty massive earthquake… I seriously thought I might have to bolt the house.

@spamfromjapan

Woah earthquake! Long one too.

@dannychoo

that was scary…. 今の地震怖かった。

@spamfromjapam

LOL, Twitter timeline. Everybody tweeted the earthquake instead of finding cover. This will kill us one day, I’m sure.

@dannychoo

earthquake over – mag 4 http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/quake/ I’m fine but more importantly – the daughters and figures are safe.

@dannychoo

先の地震で娘やフィギュアは無事だ。

@jlist

Thanks everyone, we’re fine. Was a 4 on the Japanese ‘shindo’ scale, similar to magnitude 4. My Star Wars figs will have fallen over…

@jlist

Wow, a ton of rain now. A big typhoon is passing by and dumping lots of rain on Japan.

It is pretty interesting to see what impacts Japan. Definitely glad that this earthquake wasn’t as serious as let’s say Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, but definitely a dejavu worrying moment! Contacted some friends living in Japan via Facebook. Can’t call Rai this early..still.. will email!

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  • http://celestialkitsune.wordpress.com/ Kitsune

    Unfortunately, there will be a big earthquake there sometimes soon :(

    daughters and figures are safe

    …….

  • http://animemiz.wordpress.com/ miz

    That makes me more worried for friends living there… still I wonder if this is a boy who cried wolf syndrome. Spoke with my friend in Japan, and she said that she didn’t notice the earthquake. That people in Japan are typically very use to this happening.

  • http://animediet.net moritheil

    That ‘Ring of Fire’ doesn’t mess around, that’s for sure. I’m hoping none of my friends got hurt too badly.

  • http://animemiz.wordpress.com/ miz

    I think it was a minor thing in Japan, where as people are saying that Taiwan has more of an issue with flooding… highly possible from the movements underneath the ocean floor causing tsunami’s to form.