I found it difficult to feel engaged by just reading articles on the Paris attacks. I could only piece the situation together based on interviews and quotes from bystanders.
Feeling frustrated by the lack of information, I started searching around the internet for live footage of what was going on but couldn’t find much. I decided to watch the CNN coverage of what was streaming "live" at the time.
The broadcast wasn't showing me anything new that I hadn't seen already. I figured maybe Instagram would have some more up to date footage being shared in real time. That night, my Instagram feed was filled with pictures of parties, food and selfies.
When I searched the hashtag "#ParisAttacks", I saw photos that had been made to help spread awareness and show support. Again, I asked myself, where could I watch live videos of what's occurring in Paris? There must be a place where people are uploading videos in real-time.