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Twitter plays a huge role in Osama’s death

Osama’s death was big shocking news to me too. I first heard the news on Facebook. Soon everybody was posting news about Osama’s death. Social Media played a great role in delivering this breaking news. I swear if I hadn’t heard it on Facebook or Twitter, I wouldn’t have even known it, because I hardly read newspapers.

Sohaib Athar

Coming on to the big news, do you know who posted the first tweet about Osama’s raid. You all would already be knowing it. Perhaps to jog your memory, it was first tweeted by Sohaib Athar. His greatest twitter status was as in here. CNET managed to capture all his tweets regarding Osama’s raid and display it as an excerpt. Here are those excerpts:

Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

@m0hcin all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too… the helicopter is gone too. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to m0hcin

Just talked to family in Abbottabad, say they heard three blasts one after another, don’t know what really happened. about 10 hours ago via web

@m0hcin the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani… about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to m0hcin

Seems something nasty happening in #Abbottabad, God save us. about 9 hours ago via web

Since taliban (probably) don’t have helicpoters, and since they’re saying it was not “ours”, so must be a complicated situation #abbottabad about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there’s report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

@ReallyVirtual Damn. Unusual. Was it of Pakistan Army? about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to ReallyVirtual

@tahirakram very likely – but it was too noisy to be a spy craft, or, a very poor spy craft it was. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

@kursed Well, there were at least two copters last night, I heard one but a friend heard two, for 15-20 minutes. about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to kursed

i think the helicopter crash in Abbottabad, Pakistan and the President Obama breaking news address are connected. about 3 hours ago via web Retweeted by ReallyVirtual

Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

Courtesy of CNET

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Osama's Compound

Courtesy of PCWorld

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Osama's Hideout

Courtesy of Sohaib Athar himself.

Sohaib Athar who lives in Abbottabad, Pakistan now has 56,749 followers and counting. Sohaib will always be remembered now for playing such a vital role in bringing the latest breaking news to us live on Twitter. Hats Off to Sohaib Athar, being a Blogger himself he has done such a great job.

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