Google’s Hot Trends list contains the 20 hottest web searches the internet is looking for. And shortly after Bin Laden’s death, each and every listing of the 20 was related to the death. That’s a pretty amazing feat, and not only shows the significance of Bin Laden’s death, but the prominence and popularity of the Web in seeking information out.
For instance, Matt Rosoff at Business Insider claimed, “Twitter had its CNN moment.” This of course referring to when CNN’s Gulf War coverage in 1990 brought the TV station to prominence. The fact that so many people found out about Osama’s death via Twitter may signify the next generation in the evolution of timely news transference.
For the record, I found out about Bin Laden’s death on Twitter as well.