Even Google can't keep up with Twitter, where the news sometimes comes straight from the newsmaker's mouth.
Pirate Bay cofounder Peter S Kolmisoppi tweeted at 5.15 pm yesterday: I'm expecting big news tomorrow.
When I saw his tweet this afternoon, I checked the news sites but found nothing and forgot all about it.
And now the news is all over the net. The BBC reports:
Lawyers for four men jailed for running The Pirate Bay file-sharing website are calling for a retrial, saying the judge could have had a conflict of interest.
Judge Tomas Norstrom is a member of the Swedish Copyright Association and sits on the board of Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property.
But the judge has told Swedish Radio: "These activities do not constitute a conflict of interest."
The Pirate Bay cofounder – who uses the name brokep on Tweeter – tweeted three hours ago he would be speaking to the BBC from a Swedish Radio studio.
The Local, an English news site in Sweden, is running its own story.
The BBC reports:
Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law on 17 April 2009 and sentenced to a year in jail.
The four were also ordered to pay $4.5million (£3million) in damages to a number of entertainment companies, including Warner Bros, Sony Music Entertainment.