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Breaking News Lives on Twitter

May 2, 2011 6:37:38.696

I missed the whole bleeding edge of the announcement thing last night - I was busy playing a video game. However, as I look around this morning, in the aftermath of the tracking down and killing of Bin Laden, there's been an interesting technical wrinkle: Twitter seem to have been where the news broke.

If cable news is where the news used to get announced, social media, with Twitter in the lead, is where it gets broken now.

Another interesting tech aspect to all this - Danny Sullivan notes the difference in how Google worked, now and in the aftermath of 9/11.

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posted by James Robertson

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