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Lessons Bin Laden’s Death taught Internet Users

1. Social Media can make ‘Abbottabad’ (a small city in Pakistan) hit the Global Trends.

2. Luck can smile on you via Social Media: Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) live-tweeted the entire operation without as much as knowing it. Result: Before Osama Bin Laden’s death his followers on Twitter were less than 500 whereas they now stand over 89,000. A guy who was just another IT consultant from Pakistan is now an almost celebrity being written about by some of the biggest news channels and online platforms worldwide. Here’s a series of his tweets:


3. A Facebook Page can go WILDLY viral – Hundreds of Facebook Fan pages were made by the name ‘Osama Bin Laden is Dead’ in one single day out of which the most viral page has over 450,000 likes in a matter of 24 hours:

4. Internet is one of the most authentic and WIDELY used medium of spreading information and news. Let this wide spike of Internet Traffic prove evidence for this statement:

5. People worldwide use channels of Social Media to express themselves, give away updates and discuss ideas or information. Here are a few statistics to blow you away:

>News Sites received over 4m views per minute.

>Over 13,000 uploads on YouTube relating to Osama Bin Laden.

>More than 98,000% queries on Yahoo relating to Osama Bin Laden.

>President Obama’s picture along with his cabinet received 13,000 views per minute on Flickr.

>Over 12 m Tweets per hour were tweeted after the rumor and eventual report of Osama Bin Laden’s death.

>Google Maps showed the exact location of Osama Bin Laden’s Death.

>Foursquare users turn to create a world in which Osama did not exist.

 

 

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