Live Tweeting the Osama raid – without knowing it

Posted By on May 2, 2011

Hours before the world knew that U.S. Navy Seals helicoptered into Abbottabad, Pakistan, Twitter blogger @ReallyVirtual (Sohaib Athar) fired off a tweet after hearing helicopters at 1 AM.


He continued to post comments not fully realizing what was going on … just that he was annoyed by the noise of the helicopters in the wee hours of the morning.


By morning and after hearing the news of Osama Bin Laden, Mr. Athar realized what had just happened and “who” was living in his neighborhood. Quite the interesting social networking side story to the events that had just unfolded.





Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.