The Asiana crash at SFO was once again proof of the kind of service Twitter can provide.
While I wondered if there was any survivors or if there was an Asian American on board all I needed was a Twitter feed to hear from Samsung exec David Eun, who was on the flight and tweeted this message:
“I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok…Surreal…”
Eun tweeted more pictures as Twitter served as a social media “first responder.”
But I also saw some incredible examples of racism.
Asiana? So they must be Asian drivers.
|@Coach_Riv: wondering if pilot of this plane that crashed was Asian…they cant drive anything! #NotAStereotype h/t@elonjames
In the end, the Twitterverse is just a reflection of a real life, one where Asians and Asian Americans know all too well can be racist and intolerant.