Sunday, May 08, 2011

How News of bin Laden's Death Spread on Twitter [Visualizations]


How News of bin Laden's Death Spread on TwitterThe fact that the death of Osama bin Laden rocked the Twitterverse is very much common knowledge. Here, though, is a visualization showing just how far and fast the news spread in those first moments after the news leaked.

SocialFlow, a social media platform, did their analysis of the announcement that presents the major players, Keith Urbahn and Brian Stelter, as the epicenters of the explosion that would see 4,000 excited tweets a second. Pretty cool. [SocialFlow via Mashable]