Aurora victims turn to web for support

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by CBS News

CBS This Morning

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 26 at 10:57 AM

AURORA, Colo. – Just hours after the chaos of the mass shooting in a crowded movie theater in Colorado, some of the victims turned to the Internet for support.

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, spoke to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about his website’s user-generated coverage of the Aurora movie theater massacre, and his latest startup, “Breadpig.”

Some Reddit.com users uploaded photos of their bloodied shirts and even bullet wounds. They proved they were in the theater by taking a snapshot of their movie tickets for the midnight Batman movie showing.

Some of the photos have been viewed more than 60 million times.

Ohanian said this is the first big news event where witnesses and readers came together to follow the breaking news on his website, something that usually occurs during big sporting events.

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