Guess who broke the Discovery Channel Gunman Story? TWITTER DID!

Here's the photo that was tweeted during the hostage situation!
Here’s the photo that was tweeted during the hostage situation!

Twitter strikes again! When there’s big news that is breaking nothing covers that news faster than the twitterverse! I think this is one of the coolest things about twitter. Yesterday people started tweeting and posting pictures while the hostage situation was underway. Way before the news got to the scene, citizen reporters were already tweeting their hearts out! I LOVE that! One person even posted a picture of what appears to be the. The link to the photo appears to be down but I posted the pic above.

Here’s a link to a Washington Post Article about how twitter broke the story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/01/AR2010090105987.html

Here’s a news report about the entire situation:

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Jason Pollock is a filmmaker, writer, & activist who lives in Los Angeles, CA.