Rumours of The King of Pop’s death prompted many of us to seek immediate confirmation. We defaulted to the place where news (and speculation) is truly up to date: Twitter of course. It took 15 minutes before any legit news org was willing to declare him dead but tweets had already made it plain long before then.
Five years ago we would have hit CNN. These days, even CNN is trolling Twitter for the latest breaking news. When it comes to immediacy, Twitter, is the King of Now. The episode really drove that home for me.