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How Social Media Celebrates Osama bin Laden’s Death

2 May

Progressive Media Concepts - Social Media Marketing and Management Ever since the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death late Sunday night, people worldwide have been celebrating. After Navy SEALS raided Osama’s compound in Pakistan and shot him, news stories and coverage have been spreading quickly. Traditional methods of media coverage were put into motion automatically, but the social media scene exploded too. It’s very typical that big news stories, such as the Royal Wedding, get a lot of attention throughout social media networks, but let’s see how much buzz Osama’s death created.

Once the death of bin Laden was broadcasted to the public, Twitter erupted. It is still up for debate whether this social network actually “broke” the story of the terrorist’s death. Regardless, Twitter’s instant accessibility spread the news globally in very short notice. Twitter users were already well-aware of what had happened in Pakistan, and were discussing the situation well before Obama made his speech at 11:30 PM Eastern Time. During Obama’s speech, 4000 tweets were being produced per second, which made this microblogging site a vital source in staying updated throughout the night.

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