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Monday, February 13, 2012

The chronology of Whitney's death news on Twitter

The world lost a legendary diva Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a hotel room in Beverly Hills last weekend. As usual, the news circulated in advance Whitney's death in a social networking site Twitter rather than appear in the news.

Citing Mashable, tweet the first reported deaths came from the account @ Whitney AjaDiorNavy. In the tweet, even so-called Whitney was found dead in the bathtub (bathtub).
"Omgg, my aunt tiffany whitney houston WHO work for whitney houston just found dead in the tub. Such ashame and sad :-(," wrote an account written at about 16:15, on Saturday, February 11, 2012 U.S. time.

About 15 minutes later, another Twitter account to write about the death of Whitney. In this tweet, written location Whitney's death in a hotel room in Beverly Hills.
"My sources say Whitney Houston found dead in Beverly Hills hotel .. Not in the news yet!!," Wrote @ chilemasgrande's account.

Whitney's death had just confirmed by the media, first by the Associated Press. At that time, the news confirmed the death of one of Whitney Whitney staff, Kristen Foster.
"BREAKING: Christian Foster's publicist says the singer Whitney Houston has Died at age 48," wrote the Associated Press in an account @ AP, at around 16:57.

Confirmation is done by the AP and then spread after in-retweet of more than 10,000 times.

Saturday night, police announced the new Beverly Hills diva singer's death "I Will Always Love You" is. Police said the death of Whitney at around 15:55.

This means the death of Whitney on Twitter circulate about 20 minutes after the time of his death. Tweet on Twitter about Whitney's death had reached approximately 2.5 million tweets and retweet the first hour since the time of his death, with a record 1000 tweets per second.

Quick news

This is not the first time Twitter has become the fastest source of information. When the ambush Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, a computer programmer who lives in Abottabad even had time to live-tweet about the ambush.

But, of course, Twitter account is not the source of information has been ascertained the validity of the story. Need to obtain confirmation of the information, so users do not get stuck Twitter false news.

Because it is a news site a source of information on the most widely-retweet. Whitney's death in MSNBC recorded the most in-tweet retweet with 13,000.

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