@pfeiffer44: POTUS to address the nation @pfeiffer44: “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10.30pm eastern time” ‐ 1 May 2011, 9.45pm, 1 May 2011 9 45pm Dan Pfeiffer, Communications director at the White House
Twitter explodes. Debate rages Twitter explodes Debate ragesabout whether Qaddafi had been Q fkilled or Bin Laden tracked down.
2900 Tweets per second. 2900 Tweets per second
@keithurbahn: “So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed bl h h kill d Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn. Osama Bin Laden Hot damn ” ‐ 1 May 2011, 10.25pm Keith Urbahn Chief of staff for Donald Rumsfeld
The rumor turns out to be true. ‐ approximately 10.45pm i l 10 45
@nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: @nytimes: “NYT NEWS ALERT: ,Osama bin Laden Is Dead, White House Says.”
@foxnews: FoxNews Chad @foxnews: “FoxNews’ Chad Pergram confirms Osama bin Laden g is dead usama osamabinladen”
@cnnbrk: “Osama bin Laden is dead usama d d osamabinladen” bi l d ”
3200 Tweets per second. 3200 Tweets per second
Just before Obama makes his address at 11.30pm… dd 11 30
5106 Tweets per second. 5106 Tweets per second
From 10.45pm – 2.20am on p1st and 2 nd May 2011, there was an average of 3000 Tweets per second. The highest sustained rate of The highest sustained rate of Tweets. Ever.
Everything is going real time . Everything is going “real time”.
Why?Because the mobile has squashed Because the mobile has squashed time and space. time and space.
From the way we discover yinformation, to the way we share information, to the way we consume i f information and most ti d timportantly, the way we connectimportantly the way we connect with others.
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