In case you mistakenly thought that the Associated Press (AP) or even TMZ was first on their news game the evening of Whitney Houston's passing, think again. It was a sole tweet; one from @BarBeeBritt who asked simply, "is Whitney Houston really dead?" This was at 4:02 PM Pacific Time.

At 4:15PM @AjaDiorNavy tweeted: "omgg. my aunt tiffany who worked for whitney houston found her dead in the tub. such ashame & sad :-(" She clearly offered details that would'nt be released to the public until 24-hours later.

At 4:57, nearly an hour after @BarBeeBritt's tweet, AP tweeted the official word from Houston's publicist that the signer was dead.

All we have to say is #gosocialmedia.