Social media and the many forms of social networking are quickly growing and becoming a great source of information. We see many people’s profiles gaining a lot of followers so that as soon as any news breaks on that person the whole world knows about it.
One of the names you may remember from the 9/11 bombings is the mastermind behind the whole thing, Osama Bin Laden. He was one of the leaders of Al Qaeda and has been on the run for almost a decade but today is the day that that changed. We wanted to look at a few different aspects of social media reactions to ‘Osama Bin Laden Is Dead’ to see the way that news reporting has changed.
Firstly Twitter, this is where the news first broke and the world was already aware of the announcement before President Barack Obama addressed the world to confirm what the tweets were saying. You can view a video of exactly what the President said at the bottom of the article courtesy of the Associated Press.
Facebook on the other hand has numerous fan pages setup under the name ‘Osama Bin Laden Is Dead’ with thousands of fans joining them as reported by Mashable. We are just hoping that there isn’t a further reaction from Al Qaeda to the scenes of celebration at his death, this should perhaps be considered.
Someone that agrees with us that this should perhaps not be cheered and celebrated the way it is comes from a commenter over on the Huffington Post. The commenter’s name is ‘ispeedtoo’ and he says ‘Do unto others as you have done unto you!!! If you are cheering this you are making a big mistake!’
What do you guys think? Should this be cheered, celebrated and heck, have a bank holiday named after it? Should we be a little more considerate and think that they maybe had a plan after he died? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.