What happens when a group of social media freaks -- including Ann Curry -- gets trapped in an elevator? It is electronically recorded and broadcast over the Internet at near-dizzying speed. Welcome to the most thoroughly documented elevator entrapment ever. Watch the video. (You can watch the original footage here. Thanks, Phil Di Giulio!)
Today, after a Times-hosted panel on social media and Haiti, Ann Curry got stuck in the Times' building elevator. The ensuing events constitute a textbook example of how "the crowd" beats Old Media in covering breaking news. EVEN IN THEIR OWN HOUSE. The TODAY news anchor herself alerted us to the breaking news earlier this evening via Twitter:
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