Skip to comments.Iranians Revolt on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube
Posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:06 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner
"Iran Elections," "Iranians," "Tehran" and "Mousavi" (also spelled "Moussavi") were the trending topics on Twitter for a whole day on Tuesday, June 16. When four out of ten trending topics are all about the same issue, you know the world is focused. This blog is testimony to how the social media tools of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can help fight back censorship in the 21st Century.
According to NY Times article, it was noted that Twitter was aware of the power of its service in this regard. Acknowledging its role on the global stage, the San Francisco-based company said on Monday June 15 that it was delaying a planned shutdown for maintenance for a day, citing the role Twitter was currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran.
Facts that show that the social networks of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube sit in the epicenter of this maelstrom is evidenced by the 100s of web sites, profiles and fan pages that emerged this week. Mr. Moussavis fan group on Facebook alone has swelled to over 50,000 members, an exponential increase since election day a week earlier.
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They need to get armed, that is the only way to change things over there. Meanwhile the govt is using Hamas and Hezbollah members to quell the protests.
for this link to the Tweeter network....much disturbing stuff there:
See these two threads for photos and Youtubes: