Perhaps the biggest news of the day has been that Osama Bin Laden was killed by the U.S. military during an operation in Pakistan Sunday night. As seems to be the case with all major world events these days, the second biggest news story seems to be on the reporting of the event in social media. Hidden within the social media news is how many of the posts about these events to Twitter are being done on smartphones.
According to TechCrunch, one of the first credible tweets about the event came from Keith Urbahn, the chief of staff for former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld. Urbahn posted that tweet from his Blackberry. When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March many of the pictures, video, and tweeting was done on smartphones.
Events such as these explain the logic behind the recent folding of ThinkMobile in to SocialTimes. Mobile is becoming the primary platform for social media software, allowing the world to see raw, first-hand reports of world events as they are unfolding. As such, mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers are as important to social media as the software from Facebook, Twitter, or Google, and so SocialTimes endeavors to provide the most comprehensive news on social media by covering the hardware and software that of social media and how it is used.