Much has been said about the raid in Pakistan and Bin-Laden’s death, but perhaps even more about how news of the event spread around the global, independent of traditional news services. Gilad & Devin, of Social Flow, share a number of graphics that illustrate how the news spread from the first speculative Twitter post from Keith Urbahn.
From the blog post…
A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations that would beat mainstream media as well as the White House announcement.
There might be some interesting conversations in some classrooms about how the avenues of communication are shifting and some of the social and ethical implications of a more social layer of news.
Blog Post: http://goo.gl/mmNfy