Last night, at approximately 9 p.m. I found out that Osama bin Laden was confirmed dead. The terrorist that scared terrorists is now dead. COMFORTING and a victory indeed. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I was scared about Pakistan and US becoming vulnerable to future attacks of violence.
Obama addressed the nation an hour later and spoke of how he realized bin Laden was in Pakistan months prior and with the support of the Pakistani government, 6 unnamed men were able to capture the deadliest man I have ever read about… after Hitler. On that note, May 1, 1945 was when Hitler was confirmed dead and now on May 1, 2011 bin Laden is confirmed dead. I was really hoping Obama would have addressed national security last night in his address; however, I am positive that he secured reelection for 2012! Well-deserved.
So how did people find out about bin Laden’s death? 78% found out from TWITTER (and in second place was facebook with 7%) Whattup social media!
According to USA Today, the first mention of bin Laden being dead was reported via Twitter and how Twitter exploded after that was beyond sensational.
Within hours, there were more than 2.2 million mentions of bin Laden on Twitter — 1.5 million of them in the U.S., according to social-media analytics firm Sysomos. Twitter says its online traffic spiked to more than 4,000 Tweets per second at the beginning and end of President Obama’s speech. Indeed, bin Laden’s death had 13 times more mentions than the Royal Wedding…
How did you find out about bin Laden’s death?