Gone are the days when we sit and wait for tomorrow’s headlines. And last night proved just that. According to a NY Times article Twitter was the first to break the news about Osama Bin Laden’s death. Let’s be honest though, no one is really that surprised. (Surprised Twitter broke the story)
Twitter is the quickest and by far most popular information network out there; Anyone who was tweeting last night will most likely agree. It was amazing to be a part of it, i.e. awake and able to hear things first, but it was crazy to be a part of the event on Twitter. It was as if communities of people were flocking together to talk about what was going on, and the funny tweets didn’t hurt.
Here are five of the best tweets of the night:
@PFCWillReinier I told him Foursquare was a bad idea…
@jesus Sorry, you’re at the wrong gate, Osama.
@NZAfro: R.I.P Osama Bin Laden – World Hide And Go Seek Champion (2001 – 2011)
@GhostOsama Well this sucks…I accidentally enabled location on my tweets.
And for anyone wondering what his obituary says, no need to wait. NY times put one up last night. Warning: It’s rather lengthy!