TMZ , who broke the news that Michael Jackson was in poor health before traditional news sources did, has been providing the most dramatic, and sensationalized coverage of this incident.
Twitter has been at the forefront of many such breaking news stories in recent months. And the latest is the car accident involving golfer Tiger Woods.
Early reports suggested Woods had hit a fire hydrant and a tree near his Florida home. As noted by TechCrunch , while traditional media was still sitting on the story, the @breakingnews Twitter feed had broken the news.
Other people, including yours truly, began retweeting the news and the story was all over Twitter before organizations like CNN or ESPN had even reported it (see Twitter again beats CNN by 45 minutes for Tiger Woods news at http://bit.ly/78Y2Ko ).
Google was almost as fast on the case, at about 10 minutes after the tweets were flowing, it started showing reports from local Orlando news outlets, where the crash occurred, giving details of the crash.
Within 15 minutes, readers knew what time the crash occurred at, apparently what happened, and some other important details, such as no alcohol being involved.
This incident has generated significant questions.
Why Was Tiger Woods Driving at 2:30 am the Morning After Thanksgiving? Was Tiger hunting early bird Black Friday specials?
Were Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, having a domestic dispute over an alleged affair of his?
Why did it take 12 hours for this incident to be reported to the media? Was there a Cover-up ? Or are the police pursuing a domestic violence charge in this case?
I like Tiger Woods and I am glad he is all right. If he was seriously hurt, I could not laugh, look at the light side, and joke about it a little.
If Tiger Woods owns a lot of cars, it's a shame that he got a hole in one.
Tiger Woods just made a statement. He said it was the sh***iest drive he had all year.
I thought that Tiger Woods was a better "driver" than that.
However, after driving into a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree, Tiger Woods says he is happy with his improved form .
For the first time in his life, Tiger Woods misread something.
I finally outdrove Tiger Woods on Black Friday morning.
What is the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger Woods can drive a golf ball more than 300 yards.
Tiger Woods’ accident even impacts Fantasy Football (http://bit.ly/8PXMCu ).
His next video game will be entitled Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Modern Warfare.
Misquote of the Day: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!" – Tiger Woods
Quote of the Day: ”An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.” - Elbert Green Hubbard