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Osama Bin Laden’s Death Sets A Tweets-Per-Second Record

So obviously, the big news of the week is that on Sunday night, Navy SEALS found and killed Osama bin Laden. And this may go down in history as the first major news event to unravel on Twitter. Not only did news of the kill leak out on the site a full hour before President Obama’s 11:30 p.m. address to the nation, but the event also set a record for the most tweets. From 10:45 p.m. to 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, there was an average of 3,000 tweets per second, which is apparently abbreviated “TPS” and immediately makes me think of “Office Space.” That peaked at 11 p.m. when there was an astonishing 5,106 TPS. Keep reading »

Twitter Scoops Media On Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Last night, at around 10 p.m. EST, I was lamenting the lack of incestuous sex on this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” on my Twitter, when I saw something interesting come across my feed. A retweet of a message from the White House’s press secretary, saying the President would be making a statement at around 10:30 p.m. EST. No information was given on the subject matter, and further investigation on the various news outlets online showed that not only did the press not know what the Prez was going to discuss, but they hadn’t even updated their sites to indicate he would be giving a televised statement. Clearly, this was unplanned and the press got as much of a heads up about it as the rest of us. Keep reading »

Breaking News: President Obama To Announce Osama Bin Laden Has Been Killed By U.S. Forces


I’ll keep this brief. At any moment now, President Obama, in a unplanned, last minute statement broadcast to the world, will announce that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. The White House has confirmed that bin Laden has been killed. His body is in U.S. custody. Once the President gives his statement and the video is available online, I’ll post it here. [NY Times]

UPDATE: The President’s address is above. Keep reading »

Osama Tees and “Anorexic Legs” Stockings Not So Cute

Every now and again a young designer comes along and gives us hope for the future of the industry. Today, Swede Ida Pyk is not one of them. Though we imagine the intention behind her Osama Bin Laden tees and “anorexic legs” tights was ironic, unfortunately, they’re a bit of a FAIL in that department. Call us crazy, but something about a kid holding machine gun ammo just turns us off… [Refinery 29]

More looks after the jump, and you tell us, irony stretched to its limits or just plain offensive? Keep reading »

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