Sohaib Athar

South by Southwest Interactive may be bursting at the seams with serious Twitter users, but as far as I know, there’s only one guy here who made history on Twitter — and he came to Austin all the way from Abbottabad, Pakistan. He’s Sohaib Athar, who noticed a helicopter flying ner his home last May and accidentally ended up live-Tweeting the raid by U.S. Navy SEALs on Osama bin Laden’s compound. At a Saturday event, he was interviewed by Steve Myers of the Poynter Institute about his famous act of citizen journalism. [+]