Many have become accustomed to get their information from social media channels during crises, but it’s also a place to turn in the wake of a tragedy.
On Monday, French President François Hollande gathered with government officials and French citizens for a nationwide moment of silence after terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night killed at least 129 people.
The moment was broadcast across Twitter, Facebook and news organizations’ websites, but it was far from the only online memorial.
Brands respond in solidarity
Several organizations also observed moments of silence honoring the victims of the Paris attacks. The Manchester United soccer franchise and National Football League teams were among the many sharing those solemn moments on social media:
— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2015