This is what I read on the front page of the Huffington Post last night.
Yesterday, the man with the face of modern day evil was killed by an American Army unit in the Mid East. Now, I'm not going to go into how this all started, you can go read that on MSNBC. I want to talk about this amazing outpour of interest, and the use of social media during this.
Last night I was watching the Celebrity Apprentice (it's a guilty pleasure) when at about 10:35 eastern time, that scary NBC News breaking came on telling us the president would be making a statement concerning our national security. At this point I'm actually scared. When the President of the Free World is going to speak at 10:30 at night on a Sunday, you better know this damn well is important. Another 17 or so minutes go by, and it's around 10:47 when the actual NBC special interruption banner shows, with their famous ding-ding-ding. David Gregory is sitting in their DC studio looking all frazzled, and he reports that Osama Bin Laden was killed, and they are waiting for the president's address. (George Bush is effing jumping up and down, down at the ranch haha).
During all of this, since the first note that came over The Apprentice, I got on my iPad and scoured Twitter and Facebook to find what this was about. Some of the tweets I saw from fellow radio people, and Facebook posts from friends. Take a look at these, just some of the confusion last night.