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Keith-urbahn-breaks-the-news-about-osamas-death-on-twitter Some 12.4 million people were on Twitter when President Obama announced Osama bin Laden's death. By contrast, 7.8 million were watching CNN, 4.8 million were watching Fox News and 2.3 million were watching MSNBC.

Not only that, but an unsuspecting Pakistani neighbor Tweeted the raid on bin Laden's compound in real time, and the news first broke via a Tweet from from an aide to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as seen from the Wired screen grab at left.

I actually just landed at LAX and got the news via Twitter — as did the rest of returning the travellers around me.