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(Network World)   What online news looked liked on 9/11. Americans had to band together without Facebook or Twitter   ( divider line
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2012-09-11 05:08:13 AM  

Oh, and the 9/11 coverage on Fark sold me on it. How did I learn of Fark? From Ultima Online, of course.

Oh yeah, since everyone was telling their story:

I learned about first plane crash on radio on the way to alternative high school. We just watched news coverage all day and some discussions were had. I was a bit frantic and kept talking about Ragnarok and how this could start the last world war.
Man, was there anything I couldn't make awkward and uncomfortable back then?
2012-09-11 08:01:26 AM  

Ball of Confusion:

Rock & roll's been going downhill ever since Buddy Holly died.

2012-09-11 09:58:42 AM  

simrobert2001: RedVentrue: ThatGuyOverThere: RedVentrue: ...and being angry about all the price gouging that day.

I remember they cancelled classes at the U of Michigan, but didn't really have a good way of telling folks yet. So thousands of students showed up to empty classes, then wandered over to the union / cafeterias / etc to check out the TVs because people still hadn't yet heard, or were in total denial that it could happen. I met up with a few friends and we decided to fill up on gas early before the prices went up so that we could try to ride out the next week of gouging. Then we went grocery shopping to get a few necessities before people panicked and emptied the shelves.

Where I lived, gas prices increased at a rate of about $.50 per hour, starting at about $1.08 that morning. By closing gas was in the neighborhood of $7.00 a gallon

Thats what i though had lead to the higher gas prices.

Probably, but I got in early, so I didn't really get hit with anything. Also, Michigan has pretty good anti-gouging laws, so most places didn't try it. I was more concerned about the ACTUAL price going up (speculators might as well be gouging us all)
2012-09-11 12:06:52 PM  

Starfly: 18 year

I was also a very naive 18 year old freshman in college, and now am married :P

I remember going down to the gas station to get some smokes just after the first plane hit, and nobody really knew what was going on. I don't think I've ever felt so "in a daze" in my whole life, as I did for about 4 hours that morning into the afternoon, just staring at the tv and not really comprehending what was going on.

My heart goes out to the family members of those who died. It's pretty sad that 19 people hijacking 3 planes could so drastically change America and what we once stand for. Nobody can ever guarantee your safety or security. To allow the government to take away essential rights (in the name of security) that generations of brave men and women have fought and died to protect, is about as unpatriotic as you can get.
2012-09-11 02:11:03 PM  
2012-09-11 11:31:40 PM  
Having sex with my X wIfe, wondered why the TV next door Apartment was turned up to eleven. Went back to sleep for an hour, woke up and saw the horror. We had been divorced about 2 weeks. But had been split up for about 6 months, was the last time we hung out.

So 9/11 and my X wife are like peanut butter and ladies ... too obscure?
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