The Social Media Impact: Bin Laden
This graph shows the number of posts climb from an average of 2k per day to 1.6 Million plus almost instantly.
Posts about Bin Laden highlighted his death first and foremost. The Obama announcement made a significant dent. At the time of tracking very few posts were talking about the 9/11 attack. Most news centered on the announcement itself.
It is clear that @CNNbrk was the major news source for most people, apparently getting the most RT’s.
Lastly This man @reallyVirtual became a web-lebrity instantly by live tweeting the attack by accident. On April 30th he had 730 follower by the end of the day it looks like he will have 73,000 followers.