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New Media Index: Microsoft-Skype Deal Tops Tweeted News Links

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Microsoft’s announcement of its deal to buy Skype was the subject of the most news links shared via Twitter for the week of May 9-13, while the breakup of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger barely edged the death of Osama Bin Laden in the blogosphere, and the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was President Barack Obama speaking at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index.

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New Media Index: Bin Laden’s Death Dominates Blogs, Twitter

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The death of Osama Bin Laden accounted for 50 percent of news links shared via Twitter during the week of May 2-6, as well as a whopping 80 percent of news links on the blogosphere, while the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was a tornado striking a terminal at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index.

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Top 10 Skeptical Tweets About Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Today the big news broke: Osama bin Laden has been captured, killed, and buried in the sea. Many questions remain about the circumstances surrounding his death, and even as Americans and citizens around the world celebrate the demise of a terrorist, people are still expressing skepticism about this advance against terrorism. Whether voicing conspiracy theories or just being skeptical about how important this huge event is, tweeters have jumped on this big news bandwagon…here are 10 of the most skeptical tweets out there. Read more

5 Quora Questions About Osama’s Death

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Osama Bin Laden, that symbol of all that is anti-American, was cornered and assassinated this morning in a raid after evading assassination attempts for nearly 10 years.  His leadership of the group of chieftains of the radical Al-Qaeda terrorist group have led to his capture being the top priority for the American government for the last 10 years, and while by 2004 America and allies had captured two-thirds of senior Al-Qaeda officials, Osama remained hidden until the last few months.

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