Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Twitter: It's Not Just for What You Had For Breakfast, Anymore

Just when you thought Twitter was completely useless (yahoo news)

"They've cut off telephone, e-mail, texting, and for foreign press issued a letter saying nobody can report without permission…Twitter is the one thing being used. It’s a sign of crackdown. They don’t want people outside Iran to see what’s going on there."

As the embattled regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadseemingly cuts off Iran from the rest of the world, Iranians are working around the restrictions by blogging, posting to Facebook, and organizing protests on Twitter.

When Santa Barbara has its two big forest fires in the last year, Twitter was amazing for real time updates.

#IranElection is the hot tag.

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