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"Justice has been done," President Barack Obama said in announcing the death of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan, May 1, 2011.

"Justice has been done," President Barack Obama said in announcing the death of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan, May 1, 2011.

The news of Osama bin Laden’s death was broadcast to the country on national television – as could be expected – but the feds also harnessed social media and the web to make this major announcement, using a mix of livestream video, Twitter and Facebook to immediately release pertinent information directly to the world.

Here’s an overview:

Twitter:

Twitter

Facebook:

Facebook

Video:

Key federal government announcements: