Man Inadvertently Live Tweets Raid on Bin Laden Compound
Posted on May 2, 2011 in Internet/Technology, National Issues
As news emerged last night that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a raid on a Pakistani compound by US Special Forces, an interesting story emerged of a man who live-blogged the raid without knowing what he was doing.
Shohaib Athar, a computer programmer from Abbottabad, Pakistan reportedly posted a number of tweets to his Twitter page complaining about the noise from a helicopter hovering near his apartment at approximately 1 am. He continued to tweet about the sound of explosions and other signs of conflict throughout the night.
According to reports, shortly after his posts to Twitter, Athar was flooded with e-mails from the news media asking him for more information.
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