Twitter plays a huge role in Osama’s death

Osama’s death was a 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, coz i hardly read newspapers.

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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:

https://twitter.com/#!/ReallyVirtual/status/64780730286358528
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64783440226168832
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

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64792407144796160
@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

https://twitter.com/m0hcin/status/64791032579108864
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

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64793269908930560
@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

https://twitter.com/m0hcin/status/64794837077065728
Seems something nasty happening in #Abbottabad, God save us. about 9 hours ago via web

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64796769418088448
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

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64798882332278785
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

https://twitter.com/tahirakram/status/64797447821602816
@ReallyVirtual Damn. Unusual. Was it of Pakistan Army? about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to ReallyVirtual

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64800262354763776
@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

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64892915167657984
@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

https://twitter.com/naqvi/status/64883228590350336
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

https://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/status/64892915167657984
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.

Now tell us did you enjoy this news? How do you feel about Osama’s fall and Obama’s triumph? Please drop in a comment and let us know!

  • @reallyvirtual now has 85 K+ followers. Don’t know where this count is going to stop!

    • exactly Best Indian Bloggers! he is now famous!!! 🙂 thanx for the comment! 🙂

  • yesudas

    we all are happy of osama death may be he fought for his people (by osama view ) see what happened to him not even a single country was ready to recieve his corpus this is what happens when you follow bizzare ideology of terrorism .In India WE GIVE BHARAT RATNA FOR NELSON MANDELA we must be proud for it he followed Ganhian IDEOLOGY.

    • true yesudas! good for good and bad for bad! thanx for the comment. 🙂

  • Twitter is effective for spreading a word to everywhere in the world. Although some news are good to someone and that might be bad for another one. It’s a good news to me.

    • well this sure is a good news for everyone! thanx for the comment, Shailesh! 🙂

  • This was truly a good example of the reach of social media particularly Twitter, which continues to impress me. Not to mention Google Earth/maps usefulness in this type of undertaking as well.

    • @Komodo Dragon: twitter is my favourite, more than facebook! social media coming together to provide us with the latest news is really helping know our world better! 🙂

  • I agree that he is a celb now , but the post title is too odd , how can twitter kill osama ? if cnn telecast the news of osama death , will you say cnn has major role in osama death

    • i agree the post title is not apt, abhishek. i just wanted to convey that twitter was the first to bring the news on osama’s raid live on the net. it has nothing to do with osama’s death!!! 🙂

  • That’s really a good news for all over the world.This myth that radical elements within Islam can compete with a super power is a myth that has been broken with Osama’s death.

  • 🙂

  • Regarding osama’s death, i also heard this on facebook. A friend of mind posted this then a lot of others posted this also in their wall. I guess social media really do play a big role in our generation today. A lot of us have been engaged to it everyday so maybe that is why it has also been the source of communication. Furthermore, it is one of the fastest way to reach out to others worldwide. And that’s the good thing about it. Osama’s death was indeed a good news to some because it reduced terrorism.