Sohaib Athar, @ReallyVirtual on Twitter, is a 33 year old programmer from Lahore, Pakistan. But, when he began tweeting about some strange activities going on in Abbottabad... he had no idea that he was essentially "Live-Tweeting" the raid on Osama bin Laden.
It seems as though Sohib doesn't want all the attention that comes with his impromptu live-tweeting session. He just tweeted, "I am JUST a tweeter, awake at the time of the crash. Not many twitter users in Abbottabad, these guys are more into facebook. That's all."
In any case, if you'd like to check out Sohaib's tweets, you can view them below in order.
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).
Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/
A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S
The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone.
and now I feel I must apologize to the pilot about the swatter tweets :-/
And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad...
Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today
Report from a taxi driver: The army has cordoned off the crash area and is conducting door-to-door search in the surrounding
I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh*
I need to sleep, but Osama had to pick this day to die :-/
Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
Interesting, I didn't think my name would trend on twtter before releasing a couple of rock albums and a few award-winning software....