The whole world was stunned as the news of Whitney Houston broke out and spread like wild fire. Her sudden and shocking demise took the whole world by storm and dozens upon dozens of tributes have started to flood the airwaves as well as in cyberspace.
The most often choice of stars and even simple individuals to express their sadness and grief is through social media. And one of the most popular means is through Twitter.
Though the cause of her death is still unknown, people from all walks of life who have been touched by her songs took to Twitter to air what they feel. Marich Carey tweeted, “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.”
But majority of those who took to Twitter were here ordinary fans. University professor and former Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile said, “May Jesus love, Luther Vandross greet, Lou Rawls comfort, Michael Jackson dance, Etta James welcome, and Ray Charles see Whitney ASAP.”
Still trending in San Fransisco are Whitney Houston themed. Her songs that left an impact to many of us were re-promoted by and tweeted with hashtags.
Jack Dorsey of Twitter declared earlier this week that Twitter is the place to go to see “what’s going on.”