How Twitter broke story of Amy Winehouse's death before mainstream media: 10 per cent of tweets


wineextra14.jpg It’s a reflection of how quickly media is changing.

Before the story was was announced on mainstream media websites – a little over an hour after the police had found Winehouse dead in her north London flat – micro-blogging site Twitter was already responding to the death of the singer.

Amy Winehouse quickly became one of Twitter’s trending topics, representing nearly 10 per cent of all tweets worldwide – with approximately 20million people communicating with one another about her death.

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