Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Landov
People Staff
April 15, 2013 04:30 PM

After multiple explosions occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, social media played a large role in notifying the public.

From news organizations to first-hand accounts, the internet kicked into high-gear as more and more users learned of the tragic events via Twitter:

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// the story “Explosions at the Boston Marathon” on Storify

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