The Aug. 2 agreement to raise the debt ceiling for the United States was the subject of the most shared links via Twitter and blogs, but the Twitterverse took a different approach, focusing on the role that Twitter itself played in the process, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for the week of Aug. 1-5.
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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.
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.
In the latest installment of The Fine Brothers’ Kids React To Viral Videos, a group of 6 to 14-year old kids react to the death of Osama bin Laden.
With the summer approaching, some of us may slacking on our social medial monitoring. If you’re one of those individuals, don’t worry. Below are the 5 headlines that you may have missed this week, but shouldn’t have.
The leading topic on Facebook and Twitter related to the death of Osama Bin Laden was the sharing of jokes, according to a special report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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
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.