- It started with a few innocent tweets from an IT consultant, Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual), who had left Lahore, Pakistan, to live in a quiet area that he figured was more safe. That just happened to be near Osama bin Laden's compound, where he reported on the helicopter landing first-hand. He went from a few hundred followers on Twitter to more than 62,000, and counting.
- — ReallyVirtual (@ReallyVirtual)Sun, May 01 2011 19:58:24Sohaib Athar's Twitter
- — ReallyVirtual (@ReallyVirtual)Sun, May 01 2011 21:15:15Sohaib Athar's Twitter
- — ReallyVirtual (@ReallyVirtual)Sun, May 01 2011 21:34:46Sohaib Athar's Twitter
- Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said the president would address the nation, though the address ended up being later. That set off a round of rumors on Twitter.
- — keithurbahn (@keithurbahn)Mon, May 02 2011 02:24:05Keith Urbahn's Twitter
- Even a spoof Twitter feed, @OsamainHell, sprung up before the official news broke.
- — andersoncooper (@andersoncooper)Mon, May 02 2011 03:10:09Anderson Cooper's Twitter
Timeline of Tweets Around Death of Osama Bin Laden
This is a recreation of key tweets from eyewitnesses, journalists, news orgs and others around the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
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