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Iranians Revolt on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube
Inventor's Spot ^ | Tue, Jun 16, 2009 5:25 pm Pacific Time | by Ron Callari

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. Moussavi’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: facebook; iran; iranviolence2009; mousavi; newmedia; socialmedia; studentmovement; twitter; youtube
Here's a good source of the various social networks linked to Iran.
1 posted on 06/16/2009 5:30:07 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

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.

2 posted on 06/16/2009 5:35:53 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Forgiven_Sinner; angkor; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; SolidWood; Straight Vermonter; G8 Diplomat; ...
Thanks to angkor

for this link to the Tweeter network....much disturbing stuff there:

See these two threads for photos and Youtubes:

Iranian Clerical Opposition Forming

Reporters Getting Clubbed in Iran -- Is This Good or Bad?

3 posted on 06/16/2009 5:47:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I think I have enough of this madness for one day. I gotta hit the rack shortly. Have a great upcoming day.
But yet one more word. I hope more Americans that view these videos start realizing there is a good reason why the United States of America for so long has honored the Constitution in the right to bear arms. If the Iranians had fire arms perhaps all the goons would be falling off the building tops in growing numbers.
4 posted on 06/16/2009 6:11:47 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Obama must be making huge piles of cigarette butts around the WH grounds at this point.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Very true!

5 posted on 06/16/2009 7:05:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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