Osama Bin Laden

  • Bin Laden Announcement Has Highest Sustained Tweet Rate Ever, At 3440 Tweets Per Second

    Bin Laden Announcement Has Highest Sustained Tweet Rate Ever, At 3440 Tweets Per Second

    Twitter has just revised its preliminary measurements of 4,000 tweets per second from last night’s announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death, tweeting out the new measurements below. At the event’s peak (11pm EST) there were 5,106 TPS, beating out Super Bowl 2011 (with 4,064 TPS) but not NYE 2010 (with 6,939 TPS). The event had the highest sustained rate of tweets ever according… Read More

  • Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It

    Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It

    Last night, many of us learned about Osama Bin Laden’s death on Twitter. And in fact, the first credible report from Keith Urbahn, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s chief of staff, was also on Twitter. And while the White House kept pushing off the official announcement for an hour to inform different parties, the news was already being analyzed and spread on… Read More

  • First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter

    First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter


    If the Twitterverse is to be believed, President Obama is about to announce the death of terrorist and 9-11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, in an impromptu announcement broadcast on Whitehouse.gov and TV this Sunday night at 10:45 EST. The news actually hit Twitter before the President’s broadcast; CNN’s Steve Brusk first tweeted that the briefing was National Security-related… Read More