Benjamin Key

Benjamin Key

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Benjamin Key is a New England native begrudgingly displaced to New York City. Apparently locals just call it "New York" but he doesn't yet have the hang of that. At least he doesn't call it the "Big Apple" anymore. Benjamin works in media by day and writes at night. His tech acumen is disputable at best.

Live streaming police scanners and mainlining Twitter during the Boston manhunt

Well before the national media mobilized, #watertown and #MIT provided a late night source of information for one Massachusetts native in search of news about the Boston Marathon bombers. And when a local police scanner was found streaming online, a different…

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