Monday, May 2, 2011

How did you spread the news of bin Laden's demise?

This is one of those moments in history when people will remember where they were when they first heard Osama bin Laden was killed. As the story began to unfold late Sunday night, our online editor, John Berry, was working feverishly to tell our readers what had just taken place.
A quick SMS text to our subscribers was followed with a story on the website and then a post to Twitter and Facebook. By the way, text NorNews to 22700 to receive our breaking news headlines as they happen. There were an awful lot of people at the Phillies game last night when the news broke. Some of them may have gotten an SMS alert from us.
In the best interest of good journalism I'd like to ask you, not just where you were when bin Laden's lights went out, but who you told and how.
Did you text someone?
Did you post to Facebook it?
Did you tweet it?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would you believe we called our family, friends & my husband's Troops well into the night. This was important! The TV coverage, although late in broadcasting, expressed our feelings. Any military family probably did not sleep, it was & is so very important. Many families look back on the various wars and try to believe, yes this is the one to end all wars... I am writing letters to all our old friends that were in this war or remain in the Reserve System, Thanking Them - a personal note I know would be greatly appreciated, don't you think?

Stan said...

I absolutely think so. Please express my gratitude as well if you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect her to do? Finish her letters with "P.S. Stan, (the editor of the local paper) sends his gratitude as well."

Bob Garrett said...

to a few of 300,000 followers on twitter

Anonymous said...

Thank You! Now was that so hard to say to these men and women who are volunteers? For one reason or another they are in the service and the reason is not known, except they really do want our country to remain safe from foreign people that wish us no good and of course for a few $ they will do a job without worrying why or who it hurts. So, yes Thank You and Stan said he would like to express his gratitude also.

Anonymous said...

This whole occasion has made for great discussion in our circle of friends. Quite a few agree with Gates - we are out of there NOW. Enough with the glee by our Leader. This I fear is just the beginning of another wrong war.

Anonymous said...

Did you tune into our President's explanation on "why" we are participating in yet another attempt to solve all world problems that really are none of our business. I prefer the way our "Constitution" was written and how we uphold and interpret the way and why it was written in that fashion. Other countries need to do their thing and the leader chosen is of their choice, not because USA or NATO thinks it would be great. Please do not go around killing any more leaders because our leaders do not like their way of governing.

Anonymous said...

I turned off his mid-day appearance and went straight to the Senate Hearings, which at that point I found more interesting and was of great concern on how our Judges were picked and the reasoning behind it all. Our President would be wiser to plan any speech in the evenings when more adults could view his urgent message. He should be more aware of what is before Congress and the time scheduled on TV.