JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- 9/11 is the day that changed America forever.
To deal with the memory of the horror and flames, millions are turning to the Internet.
"In the past, you could have talked one to one to maybe your closest friends and family or maybe you talked to the people that you walked with. Instead, because of social media, people get to go online and have a common emotion," Leah Goodwyne said.
Goodwyne is a social media expert for Florida State College at Jacksonville. She says blogs, Facebook and Twitter have become a sounding board. Feelings of grief, pain, sadness and remembrance are often splashed across computer screens and phones.
"I've seen people share all kinds of photos today, websites," she continued.
Some of the more popular hashtags on Twitter right now are #iRemember...or #NeverForget. Others have used their Facebook status for reflection and dedication to the 3,000 Americans who lost their lives.
"It's sort of like people coming together, showing community and being able to connect to one another through social media that they wouldn't have been able to do before," she said.
Goodwyne also says in times of strife social media can be good, and build a sense of comraderie. She has no doubt it's here to stay.
According to the latest numbers, 955 million people use Facebook, and 140 million people use Twitter.