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The Power of a Single Tweet: How the Bin Laden News Broke on Twitter

More than any other recent news event, the news of the death of Osama bin Laden showed the power of Twitter. A single tweet by Donals Rumsfelf’s former Chief of Staff Keith Urbahn managed to set the Internet on fire long before the news was made official almost two hours later. … Socialflow analyzed how Urbahn’s tweet spread across Twitter in the hours after he posted his now-famous “So I’m told by a reputable person they killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.”