Snapshot of AdPulp’s Twitter Feed As News Of Bin Laden’s Death Poured In Last Night

Twitter was alive last night, as the American public processed the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death on the group stream of consciousness utility of choice.

I have to say, I was put off by many of the cheerleaders for Team USA (not shown above), and consequently thankful for Derek Powazek and others who helped bring some levity to situation.

As you can see from the above, humor also had a role to play last night. Interestingly, comedian Heather Gold said, “This is one of those moments online where it really feels like being together w folks. Sorry social media haters. It’s not ‘avoiding’ life.”

I didn’t feel that way about it. Did you?

This morning I saw a Tweet that captured my mood entirely, courtesy of this fine 25-century old quotation: “Conduct your triumph as a funeral” -Lao Tzu.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.