This is an article about the recent bombings during the Boston Marathon. It features videos that actual runners and spectators recorded and captured while running the race which were immediately uploaded to the Internet. It shows how rapid technology and cell phone use has grown throughout the years. Cell phones and social media have especially been used to upload and share breaking news on the Internet with fellow peers. “The camera phone’s greatest potential in global news terms is in the immediate recording of public events and in its ability for data to be shared and viewed via Bluetooth, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and the World Wide Web.” Additionally, through the use of the camera phone, mobile witnessing has provided a different and more personal view in comparison to actual news stations. It shows the importance of mobile witnessing as citizen journalism and how there is always a political and historical context surrounding it as well because of the witness’s direct recording of the event. Additionally, it gives the witness a chance to veer away from the position of spectatorship and engage deeper into the witnessing.