Osama bin Laden’s death was a victory for Twitter

Last night, President Obama announced that U.S. special forced had killed Osama bin Laden in his home in Abbottobad.

Americans rejoiced and such. But let us not forget the real winner last night: Twitter. If there were ever a collection of pseudo-wit and self-indulgent snark, it was last night’s Twitter feeds. So check out this slideshow of my Twitter posts and enjoy all the awful jokes.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

pdf: Osama bin Laden tweets

Of course, the real Twitter victory occurred long before the announcement, when an IT guy in Abbottobad live-Tweeted an odd military mission:

After all of this, I still hold by my original prediction: Osama bin Laden is dead and we have his body, and he’s an alien, and he was killed by a meteorite from an incoming meteor the size of Manhattan Island.

2 responses to “Osama bin Laden’s death was a victory for Twitter

  1. I was pretty happy with the zingers flying around the Twittersphere last night as I read them. They’re about 20 times funnier as a slideshow.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s