incrediBILL - 6:22 pm on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
I don't think people would've given this tweet that much credibility if the situation in Boston hadn't just happened.
The best part was when all the naive people that took that news without any confirmation and started selling off stocks like crazy. I'm going to guess that some of them, looking for someone to blame other than their own selves, will possibly try to sue twitter to get their money back.
Probably cost a lot of people a lot of money that will learn the hard way to check more than one source next time... ooops! Looks like some Prince from Nigeria just sent them an email and they'll get that money back before the week is out, should show up in the bank about the same time that Viagra on sale in Mexico arrives.
All humor aside, while twitter can be a very valuable source of fast breaking news it's also known to be a high profile target for hackers, with WordPress coming in a close second, so while Twitter may often be the source of instant news it should be confirmed before taking action on serious news.