Ed Cotton: Osama and Twitter’s Nervous System
Thoughts on information dispersion and managing the flow of a story in a highly networked world.
It’s now common knowledge that Twitter first broke the story of Osama’s death, an event which marked the coming of age of the brand.
What’s especially interesting is the analysis of what happened on Twitter and how the information was dispersed.
Some really good work on this has been done by SocialFlow, who have looked at the nodes and networks that enabled the news to spread
SocialFlow shows how it wasn’t the first guy to speculate Osama’s death that caused the wildfire, but another Twitter user- Keith Urbahn.