World of Social Media Reacts to Death of Nelson Mandela

Online community took to Twitter and Facebook to share respect for former South African president.
3:00 | 12/05/13

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All around the world there have been very modern reactions to today's news all of us forming a kind of community online and ABC's senior national correspondent Jim -- here because he's been tracking -- off. That's right -- as you know his life began before radio was chronicled in news -- and then on television and today Nelson Mandela was celebrated. In modern social media. We are back with you because we've had technical difficulties as you can see -- some of these messages coming and are so. Eloquent and there from people who never knew him but nobody stood for. And the pictures really stand out to we saw just a glimpse there a picture of Bill Clinton when he was when he met with a Spike Lee posted a picture day. With him hand in hand when Nelson Mandela. We saw pictures. Today already from places and in Harlem from the Apollo Theater whites and blacks hugging each other -- -- over the social media. So there was that -- the picture of a the president bill -- from Bill Clinton there were -- there were tweets from President Obama as well and also in the acting world. Charlize Theron of course who is who was so one of the most important -- actresses to come out of South Africa. So though there we see a picture of Michelle Obama. But was able to visit when Nelson Mandela during president Obama's first term with -- with her young daughters there we see how much they've grown. What an impact that must have had on them and then just recently of course President Obama visited the -- Where he spent twenty where president Mandela spent 27 years that was another poignant moment so lots appoint -- moments being shared again today and social media. Because we people who he wasn't just telling president Tuttle that he was telling every person -- -- live -- their own lives. Thanks so much chance.

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