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Visualizing tweets when the news of bin Laden broke

Right before the official news of bin Laden’s death was announced by Obama, speculation on Twitter was heavy.  SocialFlow cites the source and shows the power of a single tweet from Keith Urbahn.  Keith, the Chief of Staff for Donald Rumsfeld has 8K followers on Twitter.  Before the news was announced, he tweeted “So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama bin Laden. Hot damn.” which preceeded to spread like wildfire. Adding fuel to the flames was NYTimes reporter Brian Stelter who retweeted Keith’s tweet.  Brian has over 55K followers.  SocialFlow put together a beautiful visualization of how one tweet from Keith made its way around the Twitterverse.




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