Twitter. Facebook. Blogs.
What would 9/11 have been like if we had all of those different forms of social media, with the popularity, that we have now? Those mediums undoubtedly changed how much of America (and the world) experienced the news that Obama Bin Laden had been killed. We didn’t just have CNN and other news stations to watch; we had live feeds pouring into our phones and computers from friends, family, and strangers around the world.
Wondering just how popular twitter really is for breaking news? Check out this graph of tweets per minute surrounding the announcement.
Thanks to Jessica DiRocco, a young professional who works at USAID and blogs at http://jessicadirocco.blogspot.com for the link.