Breaking Bin Laden: Visualizing the Power of a Single Tweet

Breaking Bin Laden: Visualizing the Power of a Single Tweet

While Keith Urbahn wasn't the first Twitter user to speculate about Osama Bin Laden's death, his Tweet triggered an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations that would beat mainstream media as well as the White House announcement. 

We know that Twitter carries a lot of weight in breaking news, but how did it happen that one user with a modest amount of followers created this much impact on a social network with millions of interactions each day? 

Social media optimization platform SocialFlow looked at 14.8 million tweets and bitly links to develop a visual take on on how timing, along with other core dynamics, can amplify the reach of a single tweet to a massive scale.

Full post at the SocialFlow blog

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Posted May 12, 2011
 
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