Skip to comments.This time the revolution will not be televised but it will be social networked. (Vanity)
Posted on 06/13/2009 10:54:28 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal
What maybe the Second Iranian Revolution illustrates the power of social networking sites like twitter, blogs, youtube and flickr.
They have completely superceded the MSM as the best source of information. In fact on twitter, CNN is being excoriated for it lack of coverage - #cnnfail
The Iranian government belatedly has realized the power of these sites and attempting to cut the internet, cellphones, and satellite dishes.
I'm stunned by the courage of some of these people who are trying to get inform people on what happening in iran.
Here's a list of some of what's available out there
http://twitter.com/Change_for_Iran - seems to be a student reporting from the middle of the protest
http://twitter.com/IranElection09 - giving a good overview of what's happening in Tehran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mRvMDZYto&feature=channel - ahriman46 is providing phone videos of the protests
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mousavi1388/sets/72157619592664479/show/ - mousavi1388 is uploading photo's taken at the various protest in Iran, most from cellphones.
http://tehranlive.org/ - Amir Sadeghi's blog has provided some of the best pictures coming out of this election.
lets hope that they do “free Iran”..and without a dictatorship at the end (plus the Anti-Israel and Anti-Americanism, and Anti-Christianity) at the end!!
Read some of the replies on youtube from Iranians.
They write things like, “Down with Arabs” “No more desert religion. Persian culture and freedom.”
It’s shocking because I tend to think of the Islamic world as a monolith.
It seems at least the young people want no part in militant islam. They just want to get on with their lives.
I decline. Let’s go.
seems to be a student reporting from the middle of the protest
giving a good overview of what's happening in Tehran
ahriman46 is providing phone videos of the protests
mousavi1388 is uploading photo's taken at the various protest in Iran, most from cellphones.
Amir Sadeghi's blog has provided some of the best pictures coming out of this election.
Plus Michael Totten is continuously updating.
This is not a vanity post, this is a mega barf post. Iran already has cut communications with the outside world off just as North Korea has. Most people live in fear about opposing the powers to be in Iran. You have to wonder how many people just turn up missing every day and are never seen again. The dictatorship in Iran is just like Iraq’s under Saddam Hussein. Complaining about western news agencies to include CNN as problems is total bull.
“Now #cnnfail is reporting that there will be a #Iranelection live speach from Mr @ahmadinejad in 90 mins”...*twitter*
We feel your pain. We also have the same problem with CNN on this side of the pond!
This hit my eye immediately.
Interesting quote from Totten’s blog:
“Video below shows a human wave of demonstrators chasing frightened police officers.”
I think Israel needs to wait. If they act now, the government will tell the people they need to rally around Ahmadinnerjacket and be happy he was "elected," in order to fight off the evil Zionists. It will come out that 'allah' told the mullahs Ahmadinnerjacket was the correct choice.
If the Israelis keep a close eye on events (and watch for Iran to pull a Reichstag fire) and let them run their course, they can allow the Iranian people to undermine the regime. And, if the "moderate" comes out on top, maybe get him to stand down. If not, they are in no worse shape than they are now..... except the only way for Ahmadinnerjacket to come out on top is to brutalize the opposition, which the Israelis can use to their advantage later.
The Iranians need to kick the arabs and islam out of Iran.
I’ve been following Change_for_Iran all evening on twitter. He has said that wireless phones are out, and internet speed is very slow - I’ve wondered if he isn’t on a satellite connection going around the state wireless.
you are awesome... thanx for the links. I LOVE Freepers...
Ever heard of Sunni and Shi'a? They are Islamic, and have been killing each other, most visibly recently in Iraq, where both sects are Arab. Iraqi Shi'a tribes have been severely opressed under Saddam.
Iranian Muslims are mostly Shi'a (minority of Islamic world) and Iranians are Persians, not Arabs and there is no love lost between them.
It’s not shocking at all.
First of all the islamic world was never monolithic and is today less than ever. Just look at the countless inter-muslim wars. Also the ethnic divide between Turks, Iranians and Arabs contribute to the separations. Not to forget the Shia-Sunni split, and the secular-religious division.
Most educated, middle upper class Persians, the urban youth and intellectuals despise the arabification of their culture, and anti-islamism and anti-arabism have become core parts of the view of many many Iranians during the 50+ years of Pahlavi monarchy, which emphasized pre-islamic Iranian culture.
Patriotic, nationalist, pro-Western Iranians hate islam/arabism with a passion. They prefer secularism or Zoroastrianism or Bahaism as genuine Iranian faiths.
There are also many underground Evangelicals.
Until they shut them down.
No one over 40 should be in the GOP?
Not one of your better postings.
I think our thoughts and focus should be on how do we free the United States.
My Mistake. Let me rephrase. Nobody over 40 should be allowed to make policy decisions regarding the use of technology in our campaigns. Ugh... this isn't working.... WE NEED TO USE MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO CAPTURE VOTERS AND FOSILS LIKE ME AREN”T GOING TO DELIVER THE GOODS ON THIS ONE SO LET THE KIDS DO IT... or something...
The GOP has leadership? Who knew!!??
Thats true, too bad there aren’t any Republicans on the internet huh?
Either the more mature GOP figures this out or the youger Socialist Party (er, I mean, the Democrats) will figure it out. Whereupon, we shall become political toast!
Don’t worry. I think most understand what you mean. We need internet savy people higher in the Republican party so that we can access the benefits of it. The older higher ups aren’t so internet or tech savy. Most of this stuff would never occur to them or they wouldn’t know how to implement it.
...and from the other side of the street, from the paper generation, the quickest way to cause panic, helplessness, general chaos, among the young, is to shut down the alternatives such as cell phones, internet, etc.
Hmmm, come to think of it, might just cause the same things among the elderly as well. We have enjoyed the pleasures and luxury of alternative media for some time now, and it sure beats, lights in the church tower, ciphered short wave radio, handbills, mimeograph, Morse code, and the tap code used by U.S. prisoners in North Vietnam.
What would it take to interrupt or take down the internet backbone, and just what is available as a viable option in that event?