Yes people this event is related to the end of the Maya calendar. At least people are discussing it on the 2012 forums. This post is just another test to see how much the 2012 virus has spread into the minds of people searching on Google. The results will be revealed tomorrow. The count starts now.
Update 1. In less than half an hour this post has already attracted visitors searching for “is bin ladden dead part of 2012 [sic]”, “will the worl end in 2012 with bin laden dead [sic]”, “osama bin laden dead 2012”, “osama bin laden dead mayan calendar”, “osama bin laden 2012”, and “2012 osama”… The 2012 virus infection spreads.
Update 2. Ten hours after posting 215 people have visited this post and if we discount my returning readers there are at least 175 people googling Osama and 2012 in one way or another. I expect that the number of visitors will increase this afternoon and night since this is the time when most of my US visitors come to the blog. My favorite search terms now are “osama bin laden dead 2011 getting ready for 2012” and “mayan calendar predicting bin laden’s death?”. People never ceases to amaze me. These “predictions” always emerge after an event, not before…
Final update. 24 hours after posting 365 unique visitors have visited the post (roughly 3-4 times more than on a normal post). This is considerably less than my two earlier “tests” (the dead birds and the tsunami in Japan). I am sure a 2012er will connect the number of visitors (365, the number of days in a year) and 24 hours. It probably reflects the design of the Maya(n) prophecy.
Once again it is fairly obvious that if you simply add “2012” to an event with global media coverage, a multitude of people will find your post no matter how silly it is.