In a single day, the world changed. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 -- and the U.S. response to them -- continue to exert a profound effect on our nation and its citizens. In every arena of American life -- from the economy to diplomacy, from military to social -- attitudes and actions have been questioned and, in many cases, transformed. The security vs freedom debate rages on.
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Ten years ago social media did not exist. How would it have changed the landscape during the terror attacks of 9/11? How we've changed since that tragic day. This essay was written by ZDNet Government columnist David Gewirtz on the morning of September 11, 2001.
TechRepublic: Emergency tech for disaster preparationThe actual bag you set aside for a quick exit in case of emergency depends on the items inside. The phone system could no more handle the load than I could run to New York City from my home in the Blue Ridge mountains. So what did I do? I turned to the Internet, of course. Back in 2001, we collectively said, “We will never forget.” We haven’t. This is the first of our series on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.
Across the network:
- CBS News: Holes remain in flight school scrutiny after 9/11
- Visitor's guide to 9/11 sites and Lower Manhattan
- Video: Rare ground zero video shows subterranean search
- There will be an abundance of Sept. 11 TV coverage