Publicado por: James R. Cantre
el Lunes, mayo 2, 2011
Nueva era mediática: Captura de Bin Laden twitteada en vivo
Por James R. Cantre
Si bien la primera mitad del Siglo XX, con la invención de la televisión, marcó un hito en la historia de cómo se transmitía la información, a tal punto que hasta los periódicos emularon la estética del Show Business para publicar una noticia, hoy vemos cómo en pleno comienzo del Siglo XXI se está revolucionando nuevamente el mundo de las comunicaciones. Y es que con el auge de las redes sociales es casi imposible imaginarse la transmisión de un suceso histórico sin que sea validado al ponerse en escena, publicado, compartido y comentado por virtualmente cualquier persona con acceso al Internet.
Las nuevas tecnologías, con su carácter de inmediatez, han posibilitado que se publiquen historias que a primera vista son desarticuladas, pero al pasar el tiempo, y a su vez, el flujo de información, se dotan de sentido. El caso más reciente es el de Sohaib Athar, un consultor de IT en Abbottabad, Pakistan, que jamás pensó que mientras twitteaba las explosiones y los sonidos apabullantes de los helicópteros que sobrevolaban su comunidad, estaría cubriendo en vivo la captura y asesinato de Osama Bin Laden por parte de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos.
Aquí comparto una selección de los Tweets de Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) con el propósito de invitarlos a una reflexión profunda en torno a esta nueva era mediática (si quieren leer los tweets en órden cronológico deben comenzar de abajo hacia arriba):
I’m sorry to all the MSM journalists trying to reach me via phone/email etc. for not being able to reply to their queries individually.
The gunfight lasted perhaps 4-5 minutes, I heard. That was around 10 hours ago. There are no other gunfights that I know of.
Thank you Google, thousands of email reduced to a few dozen.
I guess an ‘is now following you’ GMail filter is the next logical step
For the people who are trying to email me to reach me, I simply can’t filter out the notifications from the emails
Interesting, I didn’t think my name would trend on twtter before releasing a couple of rock albums and a few award-winning software….
D saidation People don’t use twitter here, hence they don’t realize the attention they’re getting. Ignorance is bliss.
Yea now I’m waiting for the bounty money
I am working. On the PC. The coffeeshop staff can’t reach here due to traffic blocks, so tell me how I can manage that? lol
It is a good thing my blog server is infected with malware today, I guess :-/
nah, can’t handle the rush at the moment
I was at least 2-3 km away from that area. Planning to stay alive, if they let me live, lol.
I am JUST a tweeter, awake at the time of the crash. Not many twitter users in Abbottabad, these guys are more into facebook. That’s all.
Irony follows me everywhere I go :-/
Thanks for the concern, I’m alive so far
People who dream about twitter follower counts need a shrink, seriously
And the big question is – now that OBL does not live in Abbottabad, is it open to terrorist attacks too?
The shopping plaza I’m in is almost entirely closed, probably mainly because the traffic is blocked in a few places
Uh oh, time to log out of Skype, this is insane
The area is offlimits to everyone – and I have other commitments… #binladen
Ok, I give up. I can’t read all the @ mentions so I’ll stop trying.
ABBOTTABAD IS TRENDING. Who wouldve thought.
A *tiny* coffee shop , that I set up because I couldn’t find any real coffee here, but you’re welcome to visit #Abbotabad#win
At least the power is back… two shots of robusta is what I need now
Abbottabad instantly becomes to absolute coolest word to pronounce
I need to find a large rock first, before the cameras arrive, lol
Time to turn on the generator
oh I forgot, one needs electricity to make coffee, which, we don’t have right now in Abbottabad. :-/
lol not just you, and nothing to be sorry about (I think)
I guess I’ll go drink a couple of espresso shots to keep me up
and here come the mails from the mainstream media… *sigh*
Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
I need to sleep, but Osama had to pick this day to die :-/
Damn its getting hard to RT some funny Abbottabad tweets, they’re scrolling so fast
how long before the “Call of Duty : Abbottabad, Pakistan” expansion hits the stores?
Abbottabad just became a sexy new spring break destination.
we are both right outside Islamabad
I guess I should unsubscribe from the #abbottabad
search on twitter before it kills my machine. Leave Abbottabad alone, Osama and Obama…
so, not that hard anymore I guess?
Wondering what would be the right music to play in the coffee shop today…
: Osama Bin Laden killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.: ISI has confirmed it << Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood :-/
I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh*
I think I should take out my big blower to blow the fog of war away and see the clearer picture.
Well, there were at least two copters last night, I heard one but a friend heard two, for 15-20 minutes.
Report from a sweeper: A family also died in the crash, and one of the helicopter riders got away and is now being searched for.
True, but stranger things have happened. I just hope they don’t find my giant helicopter swatter. Must hide it :-/
Sadly. We should start learning how to spread believable stories and recreate a reality that suits us.
Another rumor: two copters that followed the crashed one were foreign Cobras – and got away
What really happened doesn’t matter if there is an official story behind it that 99.999% of the world would believe
Report from a taxi driver: The army has cordoned off the crash area and is conducting door-to-door search in the surrounding
I think the helicopter crash in Abbottabad, Pakistan and the President Obama breaking news address are connected.
Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today
1 dead and 1 injured in Abbottabad for heli crashed
The day there is uninterrupted electricity in Lahore for a whole month, I will start packing my bags, until then, Abbottabad is home
And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad…
and now I feel I must apologize to the pilot about the swatter tweets :-/
The Major also says no “missiles” were fired and all such exaggerated reports are nothing but rumours #Pakistan
Two helicpoters, one down, could actually be the training accident scenario they’re saying it was >> http://bit.ly/ioGE6O
‘safer’ is a relative term that has lost its meaning in Pakistan
I live near Jalal Baba Auditorium
It must have been more, I started noticing the helicpoter when the noise got irritating – which part of Abbottabd are you in?
very likely – but it was too noisy to be a spy craft, or, a very poor spy craft it was.
people are saying it was not a technical fault and it was shot down. I heard it CIRCLE 3-4 times above, sounded purposeful.
figures, if they have the right to shoot planes flying over the president house, the must have the same instructions for PMA
The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there’s report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone.
technically, it is unidentified until identified, and it is a flying object, so year, why the hell not, we have seen weirder stuff
yep, the mad power cuts have reached abbottabad – 14 hours daily – luckily I have a generator AND a UPS at the coffee shop
Since taliban (probably) don’t have helicpoters, and since they’re saying it was not “ours”, so must be a complicated situation#abbottabad
Funny, moving to Abbottabad was part of the ‘being safe’ strategy
OMG :S Bomb Blasts in Abbottabad.. I hope everyone is fine
the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani…
all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too… the helicopter is gone too.
A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S
Go away helicopter – before I take out my giant swatter :-/
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).