Clashes spread to Twitter
Israel’s attack on Gaza opened a new chapter in the use of social media in warfare, as both the Israeli Defence Forces and Hamas’s armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, kept up duelling live Twitter feeds, each giving their side of the conflict.
Both Twitter accounts, @IDFSpokesperson and @AlqassamBrigades, launched the live commentaries after the drone assassination of Ahmed al-Jabari.
The IDF even linked to an aerial video of Jabari’s car detonated by the missile. This is the first time the medium was used to give live commentary on an ongoing conflict.
– (The Guardian)