Osama Bin Laden is Dead and News Breaks on Twitter

2 May

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Many of you who went to bed early last night are waking up to the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Killed by US Navy Seal Forces in Abbottabad Pakistan, Osama wasn’t hiding in a cave but a million dollar mansion designed with the sole intent of protecting him.

As news began to trickle out last night around 9:45et Twitter was cranking away at roughly 4,000 tweets per second just before and after the presidents speech.

The interesting fact here is that prior to the news being broken by official media sources the raid on the Bin Laden compound was being blogged about via Twitter by people in Abbottabad as those events were occurring. No other news medium captured the events in real time. Twitter has had its first true CNN moment.

Osama Bin Laden Twitter

America proved last night that we will be relentless in our pursuit of justice against acts of terror on the United States.

Many thanks to the men and women of our country who put their lives on the line for us to enjoy the many freedoms that we take for granted on a daily basis.

Today, I am very proud of our country, God bless the United States of America.

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