Thursday, 5 May 2011

Reports about Osama Bin Laden's death before Obama made it public

It has been reported that the public were made aware of Osama Bin Laden's death before President Barack Obama made it public in the White House.

News of Osama bin Laden's death was first leaked on Twitter by Keith Urbahn, the former chief of staff for Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary under President George W Bush.

"So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn." he wrote at 10.25pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) Sunday evening (0325am BST Monday morning). At the time President Obama was still writing his speech in which he would announce the killing of the US's most-sought enemy.

Urbahn added "Don't know if it's true, but let's pray it is".

An IT consultant, living in Abbottabad, unknowingly tweeted details of the US-led operation as it happened.

Sohaib Athar wrote that a helicopter was hovering overhead shortly before the assault began.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson appeared to suggest that he knew about Osama Bin Laden's death before it became public knowledge.

The actor tweeted that he knew something "that will shock the world" about an hour before President Obama's big announcement that Bin Laden had been killed during an assault on his drone-proof compound in Pakistan.

According to multiple reports, the first tweet to specifically mention Bin Laden's death was sent out by Keith Urbahn, the chief of staff at former US Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld's office.

The message read: "So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn." The post was followed up two minutes later by a tweet that read: "Don't know if it's true, but let's pray it is."

However, at exactly the same time as Urbahn's first tweet was sent out, Johnson also wrote: "Just got word that will shock the world - Land of the free...home of the brave DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! (sic)"

The WWE wrestler has not yet commented on whether his message was referring to Bin Laden.

Ian Tomlinson's death

Two years after the death of Ian Tomlinson, a passer- by at the G20 protests, it has been revealed that he was unlawfully killed by PC Simon Harwood. The 47-year-old collapsed after being pushed to the ground by Harwood. The jury decided PC Harwood acted illegally, recklessly and dangerously, and used "excessive and unreasonable" force in striking Mr Tomlinson.

Jurors added that the newspaper seller, who was not taking part in the protests, posed no threat.Pathologist Dr Freddy Patel told the inquest that Mr Tomlinson died of a heart attack but the jury favoured the evidence of a number of experts who said he died of internal bleeding.

During evidence, the family's lawyer Matthew Ryder QC said Pc Harwood had told "half truths" and "deliberately painted a false picture of Mr Tomlinson".

Monday, 2 May 2011

With Reference to the Group of People That You Have Studied

Monday, 14 March 2011

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Rory Cellan-Jones -The History of Social Networking

-Wedding reception with a modern twist. The wedding was set up as a Facebook event. The couple invited everyone on Facebook and used Twitter and Facebook to promote the wedding. These sites were then used to share photos from the wedding day. Those who were unable to attend felt that they were part of it, thanks to social media

-Millions of people use these sites when they want to share news regarding a new baby, a new job, exam results, news and views

-Community Memory Group- world's first computer based social network. First publicly accessable bulletin board was created here in 1973. Users typed messages in one of thousand terminals, others could search the messages and post their own. A computerized version of paper bulletin boards

-People used the computer bulletin boards to exlore their community, hospitable territory

-Computer technology was a rapidly growing market for small businessmen

-Until the early 1980s, hardly anyone who wasn't a student or scientist used computers. Personal computers soon took off allowing people to build stronger communities

-The Well in California. Source of information, cross between a telephone conversation and a letter

-The Well considered as the Twitter before Twitter