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Sohaib Athar

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Sohaib Athar's Biography

Sohaib Athar (born 1977 April 8) is a Pakistani resident of Abbottabad who provided the first public information about the killing of Osama Bin Laden on 2011 May 2.Without at first realizing what he was reporting,Sohaib Athar sent the information via TwitterHe soon found himself deluged by media requests, even while United States President Barack Obama was on television to confirm that DEVGRU commandos had conducted the lethal raid on the Abbottabad compound identified as Bin Laden's hideoutSohaib Athar is a computer software IT consultant. He holds both a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and physics from Forman Christian College and a master of science from University of the Punjab, both in Lahore, PakistanHis web site has occasionally sought to analyze terrorism. Sohaib is married and has a son Harris Suhayb (born in 2003). Sohaib also owns a coffee shop named Coffity.Sohaib Athar had moved to Abbottabad from Lahore in Oct. 2009 after a car accident had injured his family and they decided to move away from the crowded city to quieter environs."There goes the neighborhood" was his first reaction on learning the worldwide significance of the events he had witnessed

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  • How Twitter changed the world

      News Source: BBC | 9 months ago
    Twitter is about to become the most expensive watercooler in history...Yet though its user base is dwarfed by Facebook, no social network has quite the influence of Twitter...Before Twitter, the # key was little more than something found on
  • Twitter`s most celebrated tweets include bin Laden raid and Obama victory!

      News Source: Zee News | 10 months ago
    Twitter filed for its IPO on Thursday and reportedly included some of the coolest tweets ever in its documents. The tweets included were heavy on ads and light on spams, and Twitter might be the only company to include Osama Bin Laden in its IPO
  • 23 key moments from Twitter history

      News Source: CNN | 10 months ago
    A billion messages are sent on Twitter every 2½ days. That's three for every man, woman and child in the United States...But there have been no shortage of big moments for Twitter since its debut more than seven years ago. That's part of the reason

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  • The History Of Twitter In 10 Tweets - Business Insider

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)." @ReallyVirtual. May 2011. IT consultant Sohaib Athar unknowingly tweeted about US Navy Seals raiding a nearby home in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding.
  • 425 comments - Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) May 1, 2011. Space: This exchange between William Shatner and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates just how far Twitter can travel. Commander Hadfield is tweeting from space and Shatner asks ...
  • 3 People Who First Tweeted Osama Bin Laden's Death

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    Sohaib Athar: (a new Twitter celebrity). Twitter was on the scene first when the secret CIA and Navy Seals raid was actually being orchestrated in real time. Sohaib Athar happened to be living in the neighborhood where Osama's fortress stood 

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