8 news stories that broke on social media

Twitter scooped traditional media organizations on a number of high-profile stories.

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• Egyptian uprising (Facebook)
• Protestors killed in Bahrain (YouTube)
• Hudson River plane crash (Twitter)
• Hillary Clinton won’t serve in a cabinet position an Obama second term (Twitter)
• The royal wedding announcement (Twitter)
• Whitney Houston’s death (Twitter)
• Newt Gingrich is running for president (Twitter)
• Osama bin Laden raid and death (Twitter)

Learn more—including the “cons” of social media news—in the infographic:

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