Tom Emerson, Senior Research Scientist, Topsy Labs
Rishab Ghosh, Cofounder and Vice President of Research, Topsy Labs
Eddie Smith, CRO, Topsy Labs
On April 30, 2011, at 7:08 PM, Sohaib Athar, an IT consultant residing in Abbottabad, Pakistan, tweeted, “Since taliban (probably) don’t have helicopters”, and since they’re saying it was not ‘ours,’ so must be a complicated situation.” Over the next 30 hours, Sohaib’s tweets, under the Twitter handle @ReallyVirtual, were exposed over 82 million times to people around the globe.
Social media has shown in multiple instances the power a single person’s ...