Skip to content

Live-tweeting the bin Laden raid

May 6, 2011

Much has been written about Twitter’s capacity to break news.  The Hudson River plane landing is one prominent example.  The death of Osama Bin Laden nows joins the pantheon of news broken on Twitter. Check out Abbottabad resident Sohaib Athair’s real-time coverage of the historic raid:

Live-tweeting the Bin Laden raid

Athair is no professional journalist. He’s a programmer and consultant who happened to live down the street from history. The lesson for the business community is that citizen journalism has arrived and is not going away. The everyday citizen – your customer, your investor, the neighbor who lives behind your manufacturing plant — has the capacity to shape public opinion any time your company falls short of his or her expectations.  Have you considered how to mitigate such content when it’s published?

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: