the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it

… is what I am for the next few hours on twitter. I am too tired and sleepy to blog or talk about it though, but I guess it is finally time to revive this abandoned blog. Maybe tomorrow…

94 Comments

  1. taylor says:

    Hey man, this is your 15 minutes of fame! Enjoy!

  2. Drew says:

    Get ready to be famous overnight. You’ll have a microphone as loud as you want it to be.

  3. Brad DeLong says:

    Good luck with the media storm…

  4. amellee says:

    Amidst all the news coverage, you’re the guy I want to read. … thx for tweeting.

  5. Corve says:

    I’d agree. Thanks for sharing with the world.

  6. You’ve been flooded with twitter followers. As you said, it will all blow over after a while. Your tweets are witty, self-effacing and engaging, and give a lot of people a view of Pakistan they don’t often get from the Western MSM. All the best.

  7. Sam says:

    FYI… CNN just mentioned your Twitter page and your live tweets during the raid on Bin Ladin’s compound. Apparently, they’re trying to reach you, so I suggest your check your emails.

    Sam

    PS: Great timing on your tweets! :)

  8. Congratulations with all the new twitter friends you gained from this. Hope you will still be able to get some rest after the press finds you.

    Good luck and best wishes.

  9. Michelle says:

    A coworker of mine sent me a screenshot of you tweeting what happened and I looked you up. You don’t know me, so don’t let this weigh too heavily, but I think you should tell the story. It would mean a lot to many people. Or at least me.

  10. Jeff Manes says:

    Sohaib,

    You had a unique opportunity to see history in an up close and personal way. Do you plan to write a book based on the yesterday’s event?

    Best,
    Jeff

  11. theinsomnianiac says:

    I am sure you are probably being overwhelmed with people bugging you right now – and, from what I’ve read that’s the exact opposite of what you were hoping for when you moved. However, I have always believed that things happen for a reason &, having read your blog, I can see a very good reason why this attention should be focused on you. I believe, from what I’ve read, that your own story should be heard & that you should use this opportunity to tell it while the world is listening. I mean, I am sure there were other people who witnessed or commented on these events just as you did, however it is you who the world wants to hear right now so, if you ever wanted to say something – anything – and have people pay attention (& I believe you do), then this is the best chance you will ever have – I hope you get the chance to make the most of it (in whatever way is best for you) Good luck & take care (PS: hope this makes some sense, I’m in a bit of a hurry right now)

  12. Arturo says:

    Hey! You’re famous now lol hi from Mexico :D

  13. Mitchell Porter says:

    Dear Mr Really Virtual, you are entirely too self-aware. :-)

  14. Mircosx says:

    Pole!
    As you said in your tweet:
    Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)
    … a rare event, so.. were Bin Laden and his security listening to very high volume hard rock or what?
    If I’m hidden in a place where usually nothing happens and suddenly appears two helicopters hovering, my reaction would be “they got me! GO GO GOOOOO!”
    Maybe this man was not as bright as intelligence told us.

  15. Jorge says:

    Congrats for Madrid, Spain. Thanks to you we can know what you felt at these moments

  16. Livio says:

    Hi, did you know that Osama used to live there? (Sorry for my english).

  17. Gabe Taviano says:

    Thanks for the tweets, shows how fast technology is these days! Glad you’re safe, Sohaib. You seem like a nice fella.

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