February 15, 2013, 11:10 AM — When I first heard the news of a meteorite hitting the Earth in a Russian town, I thought, "Oh crap, the scientists were wrong about that asteroid." But they keep insisting that it's a different object falling from space, and if it was THE asteroid, there'd be a lot more damage.
Still, the footage that we're seeing on YouTube is pretty amazing, proving once again that when almost everyone has a camera in their pocket, you can capture a lot more footage when things like this happen. Welcome to the modern world.
This video, which records the explosion and some of the glass breaking in nearby buildings, already has 1.5 million page views today:
Here are some videos based on news reports from ITN News and their Truthloader channel (they pointed out one major error from a Russian TV station):
Leave it to TV news anchors to freak out (or try to make jokes) - here's Russia Today:
Head on over to the Daily Dot as well, they've rounded up some additional videos too. Looking for more? Just type in "Russian meteor" on YouTube to get a whole bunch of additional footage.
Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
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