Live tweets of @ReallyVirtual on Osama Bin Laden Raid
May 2, 2011
I found out that one twitter user , Sohaib Athar, virtually live-blogged about the attack on Osama Bin Laden without knowing it. Reading through the timeline, it seemed that he heard rumors but was not sure. I curated his timeline to see how the story unfolded and to see it happen as he hears it .
This guy owns net cafe in Abbottabad as the raid happened.
He starts off with “A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S”
When he hears the blast, all is silent then news comes out.
Helicopter Crashed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Near Military Academy of Kakool
May, 2, 2011
A big blast is heard near the biggest military academy of Kakool, in Abbottabad . People are saying that it is due to a helicopter crash near the Kakool academy’s residential academy. Security forces have surrounded the place and investigations are underway.
He adds a bit of humor to his regret that “now I feel I must apologize to the pilot about the swatter tweets :-/” after saying that he wanted to use his swatter to remove the offending noise.
Though he was aware of rumors in Twitter, @reallyvirtual retweeted @naqvi and say that “I think the helicopter crash in Abbottabad, Pakistan and the President Obama breaking news address are connected.”
He then realizes “Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.”
He remains humble though. “I am JUST a tweeter, awake at the time of the crash. Not many twitter users in Abbottabad, these guys are more into facebook. That’s all.”
He takes a photo of Abbottabad just outside his coffee shop.
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