"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)."
"Potentially relevant tweets are fed into an intelligence pool then filtered for relevance and authenticity, and are never passed on without proper corroboration. However, without "boots on the ground" to guide commanders, officials admit that Twitter is now part of the overall "intelligence picture"."5. British Prime Minister considers curbing Twitter use after UK riots
August's riots in the UK prompted consideration of whether the use of Twitter and social media should be restricted.
As it turned out, BlackBerry Messenger appeared to be the communication tool of choice and recent research by the LSE/Guardian claims that Twitter was more useful in the aftermath to organise clean ups than to incite disorder.