The Most Interesting Tweets About Osama Bin Laden’s Death

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The death of Osama bin Laden was a great moment for Twitter: it’s where the news broke, and after that it was the place to find both great humour and startling facts on the whole issue. Twitter was much more interesting, useful and entertaining than the networks.In short, it was Twitter’s CNN moment.

We’ve put together a slideshow of the best, funniest and most interesting tweets of the night. Enjoy.

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title=”Keith Urbahn, who originally broke the news and became an instant Twitter celebrity, stayed classy.”
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title=”The fake dead Osama tweets started popping up, of course.”
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title=”Grisly detail. If anyone doubted terrorists are evil.”
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title=”This picture also made the rounds.”
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title=”The possible complicity of US ally Pakistan in hiding bin Laden is going to be a big topic.”
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title=”TechCrunch writer Alexia Tsotsis shows how the President is “elite””
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title=”National Journal’s Marc Ambinder provided great details about the event throughout.”
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title=”Startling! (ISI is the Pakistan intelligence service, widely thought to be at least somewhat supportive of terrorists.)”
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title=”Jimmy Fallon focuses on what matters.”
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title=”Steve Martin is funny with three words.”
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title=”Did we miss any?”
content=”Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them.

(A link would be nice, too.)”
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title=”Today’s been good for Twitter, and it’s because it avoided these screwups…”
content=”The 11 Worst Mistakes In Tech History →
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