20 Minutes Early: Twitter Redefines “Breaking”May 2, 2011 7:30 am
Such big news today, and Twitter redefined the word “breaking” in breaking news – Twitter broke the news a full 20 Minutes earlier than ANY OTHER NEWS MEDIA.
“Twitter was the first place to report that President Obama would address the nation on a national security issue — that happened at 9:45 ET. At 10:25 Keith Urbahn (not to be confused with Keith Urban), the former chief of staff for Bush’s Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, broke the news.
“So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.”
The rest of the media didn’t “officially” confirm it until 20 minutes later. President Obama didn’t speak until 11:35.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-just-had-its-cnn-moment-2011-5?op=1#ixzz1LB5OWHDi”