Casey Anthony: The Social Media Trial
Pool photo by Joe Burbank Casey Anthony, center, on Tuesday, in an Orlando courtroom after the verdict was read. After nearly six weeks of testimony, a jury of seven women and five men rejected the prosecution’s contention that Ms. Casey Anthony Not Guilty of Murder
Like many other popular attractions in Orlando, the Casey Anthony trial requires tickets. Hundreds of people show up each day to watch the murder case unfold. But only those who arrive well before 8 a.m. and wait in June swelter can get a pass allowing them into the soaring, chilly top-floor courtroom where Anthony is trying to avoid the death penalty. Anthony is accused of murdering her 2-year-old, Caylee, in 2008. In December of that year, investigators found parts of the girl's duct-taped corpse near Anthony's parents' home. Bugs and vegetation had colonized the remains, which had been dumped roughly six months earlier. Social-Media Trial of Century
Casey Anthony saga called 'social media trial of century'
Casey Anthony trial: Cable TV, social media spur Casey Anthony spectacle The media circus came to town, this time not in Los Angeles but in Orlando, Fla. In a case compared to the courtroom dramas of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez brothers, the trial of Casey Anthony -- if there were any doubts before -- became a full-fledged national legal spectacle Tuesday after outrage erupted over the jury's decision to acquit the young mother on charges she killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, with chloroform and duct tape. Twitter blazed with righteous anger over what was largely viewed as a surprise verdict and anchors for a host of cable news outlets, which had trumpeted their extensive courtroom coverage particularly as the trial picked up momentum with viewers, could barely conceal their shock -- and sometimes did not even try.
Thanks to seemingly constant coverage on channels like HLN, the Casey Anthony murder trial was this summer's hot "reality TV" ticket—and Tuesday’s verdict has become the hot topic of online conversation. The not-guilty verdict came as a surprise to many observers and has naturally led to frequent comparisons to the O.J. Simpson murder trial. But O.J.'s 1995 acquittal came before the explosion of the social web. "The O.J. trial may have had broader media attention," Brent Idarola, a Frost & Sullivan analyst, told The New York Times , "however, social media platforms were not in place at that time, so the collective echo chamber has been unprecedented." Casey Anthony Trial Provides Hot Topic for Social Media
ABC News (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- "She can kill her child and get away with it ... but I can't get married to my partner and adopt a child," Mark Walker wrote on his Facebook wall Tuesday mere seconds after Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder, manslaughter and child abuse. "This is O.J. Number 2," one woman said outside the courtroom, where hundreds of people gathered to protest the jury's decision. Public Irate, Social Media Explodes with Opinion
The Internet’s response to the Casey Anthony ‘not guilty’ verdict
Casey Anthony Accused baby killer Casey Anthony was found not guilty. According to a jury of her peers, Casey was not responsible for Caylee Anthony’s death. This fact was Tweeted and Retweeted, Facebooked and Refacebooked, blogged and commented on by literally millions of people yesterday. The sheer volume of broadband traffic dedicated to #caseyanthonyverdict was astonishing. Trial by Social Media: #caseyanthonyverdict
Reactions on FB & Twitter
Social media sites keep Anthony case alive By Natalie DiBlasio and Luke Kerr-Dineen, USA TODAY Updated 7/12/2011 12:30 PM | Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter, but scores of Facebook posts still hound her. facebook.com facebook.com Thousands of members of the social networking site have set up Casey Anthony pages to criticize her, curse at her and even follow her when she is released Sunday.
The System Worked By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ 'This case [is] about seeking justice for Caylee . . ." So argued the prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder case. He was wrong, and the jury understood that. A criminal trial is never about seeking justice for the victim.
Casey Anthony trial demonstrates that U.S. Constitution still matters in the Social Media Age The Casey Anthony trial demonstrates that the U.S. Constitution still matters in the Social Media Age. Casey Anthony was accused of killing her daughter Caylee Anthony who died under mysterious circumstances in 2008.