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Bin Laden tweeter becomes Internet sensation

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan — An IT consultant who hoped for a quiet life in a summer resort town in Pakistan has become an Internet sensation as the first to report the attack on the world’s most wanted man. Sohaib Athar was just another witty voice on micro-blogging site Twitter until he…

Blogger ‘tweets’ attack on Osama bin Laden

SAN FRANCISCO – An IT consultant in the Pakistan city of Abbottabad was an Internet celebrity on Monday after unwittingly providing a real-time account of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden. Sohaib Athar, who tweets under the name “ReallyVirtual,” began sending Twitter messages complaining about helicopters hovering in an…