Technology Has Advanced Since 9/11 Attacks (audio) reports that when terrorists attacked America on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2001, our communication technology was quite different than it is today. A lot has changed in that time both for citizens and first responders.

There were no smartphones and no social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. Most people were either just getting their cumbersome, clunky cellphones and only had dial-up internet in their homes since high speed access wasn’t affordable. People were still relying on newspapers, the radio and television solely for their information.

Fast forward 12-years later and things have changed by leaps and bounds.

Mary Goepfert with the State Office Of Emergency Management (OEM) said the new advances have helped in a lot of ways. Information travels faster than ever and mainstream media is no longer the dominating force behind the flow.

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