Social Media Breaks Osama Bin Laden's Death 5-02-2011 - FOX Carolina 21

Social Media Breaks Osama Bin Laden's Death 5-02-2011

(Greenville, SC) - The news of the Al-Qaeda's leaders death spread like wildfire on the internet. People used everything from cell phones to Ipads tweeter and facebook to find out the information.
Monday night, Americans watched online and on air as President Obama announced the official word that Bin Laden had been killed. But for many people, the news came from friends via facebook and twitter. Upstate Social Media Expert Trey Pennington says social media has changed the way we find out information. In years past, Pennington says we would have gone to major news networks, but it seems social media is taking over the world. "Its really redefining the landscape of communication, so instead of having a few gate keepers like the networks now everyone is a powerful node on the network of the internet," said Pennington.
Several people also told us 90 percent of their communications is through social media because at the click of a mouse they can see what family and friends are up too.
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