Osama Bin Laden DEAD: Facebook “Likes” Off The Scale

Sunday night, the news came from President Barack Obama that terrorist Osama Bin Laden was dead. An official statement from Obama said that Bin Laden had been killed and the US were holding his body.

With this, the internet understandingly has become a hive of activity with many turning to the social networking sites to rejoice and leave their own messages. The announcement according to Mashable, came as The White House and Facebook live streamed the news that everybody had been waiting to hear.

An official Facebook page has been set up named “Osama Bin Laden is DEAD” and as gadgets.ndtv.com reported, so far as managed to rack up a staggering 200,000 likes and the number is growing. People leaving their messages are full of anger and sadness to the people that have been affected by him, one person turned to the site and left their message saying, “I refuse to say Rest In Peace or RIP for Osama Bin Laden, because he does not deserve to be at peace, also hell is not very peaceful place from what I understand.”

As mashable stated, although the news came fairly late on Sunday night, Mark Zuckerberg’s site already had the page set up ready and waiting. The information section on the official Bin Laden page said, “Osama Bin Laden has not been found and will never be found because he died a long time ago. This may be news to you because it wasn’t in the news.”

With news that Osama Bin Laden is now dead, many have taken to the NYC’s Ground Zero where celebrations took place immediately. The huffingtonpost.com were on hand to talk to some of those on the streets and get their reactions and quotes. Head on over to the link directly above to find out more and see the pictures.

How did you hear about the official news? Has it shocked you as much as many other Facebook followers? Let us know.

  • http://twitter.com/CraftyGal65 @CraftyGal65

    I heard through word of mouth and then went to text my husband only to find out he already knew. Was glued to twitter the rest of the night.

  • Tim

    That is an OLD page and is NOT official, get the facts straight.

  • not fooled

    obama..ohh sorry i mean osama isnt dead he is hangin out in the white house with his boy show me proof and i dont mean the photo shopped pic on facebook floating around