I don't know if you've heard, but, Osama Bin Laden died. Of course you've heard, this has been quite the major event. As with all major events these days, particularly deaths, the socials networks went crazy. Today Twitter released it's statistics from last night. Just before President Obama made his speech, Twitter users were generating around 5,000 tweets per second. That should give you some indication of just how much this moment resonated with people.
It was also possible to measure the unoriginality of humour during the announcement. Both 'Megatron' and 'Jack Bauer' were among the trending topics. Everyone's a comedian.