After news of the explosions broke, social media buzzed with information

By People Staff
April 15, 2013 04:30 PM
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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: