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Google’s Person Finder Connects Boston Marathon Victims, Loved Ones

Hours after two blasts went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Google updated its Person Finder tool to help those searching for friends and family members who may have been at the scene.

Twitter Breaks News of the Boston Marathon Explosions

Two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon caused at least 23 injuries—six critical—and two confirmed deaths this afternoon—Twitter broke the story and Twitter continues to aggregate it with photos and briefs from the scene, while other news organizations prepare deeper reporting.