A woman is comforted by a man near a triage tent
04/15/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
04/15/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET
After multiple explosions occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, social media played a large role in notifying the public.
From news organizations to first-hand accounts, the internet kicked into high-gear as more and more users learned of the tragic events via Twitter: