Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Guy Who Liveblogged The Osama Raid Without Knowing It

Imagine you're living in a remote area and out of a sudden, helicopters start hovering your village at around 1:00 am. You can’t sleep, right? What would you do? For a Pakistani computer programmer, who lives in Abbottabad, Pakistan, he resorted to Tweeter. This guy, who now has thousands of followers on Twitter and for several hours became a trending topic on the micro-blogging site, unknowingly livebloged the now historic US Navy Seals operation that resulted in the capture and death of the world’s foremost fugitive and public enemy no. 1, Osama Bin Laden.

With his early morning Tweets, 33-year-old Sohaib Athar, became an instant Internet sensation and has now appeared on CNN, Al Jazeera, and other major international news organizations. He is now dubbed online and by the news reports as “the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it”.

Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



I need to sleep, but Osama had to pick this day to die :-/less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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