BGP QOTD: What Event(s) Would Have Been Much Different With Social Media?

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    BGP QOTD: What Event(s) Would Have Been Much Different With Social Media?

    Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Malice in the Palace. A few buddies were discussing this morning, and one of the first comments was how nuts social media would be if that happened today. What are some other historical events that would have been huge social media moments?
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    OJ pursuit with him live tweeting while he's going down the highway.

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    OJ trial would have broken the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    OJ trial would have broken the internet.
    That is a great one, and so true. Twitter may have crashed the day of the verdict.

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    The moon landing would have been a good one.

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    **Do not make this political**

    It's not a specific event, but I go back to the fact that many American's had no idea Franklin Roosevelt was bound to a wheel chair and stood behind a podium with the assistance of leg braces and canes. It was hidden due to the fact that it would symbolize weakness in our country's strongest figure.

    In today's world this would be photographed by now and well known by many. Makes me also wonder, if it was known a candidate was bound to a wheelchair, would they have a real chance of winning? Social media could have changed history.

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    Agreed on all the OJ Simpson stuff.

    Cuban Missile Crisis would have been even more chaotic than it originally was.

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    I think all of Muhammad Ali's biggest moments would have been huge on social media.

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    JFK, MLK and RFK assassinations would have probably tested the Twitter servers to the limit also.

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    Jesse Owens giving Hitler the what-for at The Olympics would have been great.

    UK/Texas Western title game would have led to all kinds of Twitter civility.

    Bush/Gore 2000 would have been a hoot.

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    The birth of mcpapa. Cavemen from all over the world would have been hashtagging that like crazy.

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    9/11

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Double Deuce View Post
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    I can't decide if social media would have made a positive or negative impact that day, but I lean towards negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I can't decide if social media would have made a positive or negative impact that day, but I lean towards negative.
    Had the same thought, and am leaning toward the same answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I can't decide if social media would have made a positive or negative impact that day, but I lean towards negative.
    I lean the other way. I think the pulling together of normally different-minded individuals, which happened nationally, would have only been intensified with social media. Also, I think it would have created more awareness about those people that were too-often face-less that lost their lives. Is definitely an interesting conversation.

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