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Updated: 05/01/2013 10:58:02AM

Coming together, sharing ideas, makes strong community

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By TERI A HANSEN

President & CEO, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

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In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, much has been made of the role that online social networks played in how people learned about, shared, and even took part in the unfolding events.

Photos and videos spread instantly via social media, putting us closer than ever to a national tragedy as it happened. Individuals and institutions, from citizen journalists to the FBI, tapped social media to release, request, analyze, and, yes, correct information by the minute.

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