10 Surprising Tumblr Reactions to Qaddafi’s Death [Gallery]

Former Libya Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was reported as having died during capture today.  This is the latest in the Libya rebellion, and is somewhat surprising.  Qaddafi had been on the run as his country rose up around him to take back power, but it was assumed he would escape or be prosecuted, similar to the way Mubarak was eventually prosecuted in Egypt.  We take a look at 10 surprising reactions to the news on Tumblr.

It’s clear that various Tumblr users had a deep interest in this news, and the various passionate and analytic responses demonstrate that.  This list also shows the value of Tumblr over other networks like Twitter: people were able to include images and ask public ‘questions’, as well as write longer posts to express themselves.

Take a look at the various reactions in the gallery below, and let us know what you think in the comments below!