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Osama bin laden is dead: Hottest story of the day on the social media

By in Social Media on May 2, 2011
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Osama bin Laden is dead!
Yes! Its the hottest story everywhere, I’m writing this post very late because I was surrounded by the shouting web stories, tweets and the T.V reports. Everyone is talking about Osama and his death, how it happened, where he was, how all the operation was carried out, who was involved in the operation and a lot more.

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Check how the keywords “Osama bin Laden” become volcanic twitter trends.

Twitter became the first source to spread the news about the death of Osama bin laden. Twitter was abuzz with speculation and subsequent confirmation from officials and news outlets.

Dan Pfeiffer, a communication director for the White House, first broke the news about it on twitter. Hetweeted about it at 9.47pm

Later on a confirmation tweet was posted from President Barack Obama twitter account that he is about the address to the American nation.

New York Times became the first official & traditional news source, to tweet the confirmation of his death.
The Huffington Post compiled the most interesting Twitter reactions as the news broke.

After the official announcement, a huge deluge of tweets came to twitter, everyone is trying to break the news about the laden’s death. Twitter says that more than 4,000 tweets per second were being sent at the beginning and end of Obama’s speech.

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On Facebook there is a page named “Osama Bin Laden is dead”, when I last checked it 275,000 people already liked it, and it happened within few hours of the news.

On the page description, there is another speculation that osama laden is already dead a, reads in part: “Osama Bin Laden has not been found and will never be found because he died a long time ago. This may be news to you because it wasn’t in the news. His death is critical to the CIA because they want you to believe in this so called ‘War on terror’ which has made the world a more dangerous place. If Osama Bin Laden was alive, he would’ve been found – just like Saddam Hussein.”

Similarly, on the other social media sites same story trending.