Tweeting The Revolution

Twitter-LogoThis is the week that Twitter has come of age, shown its worth, whatever. The coverage out of Iran has been mesmerizing, with Twitter and YouTube being almost the sole non-governmental sources of information after the media crackdown.

If you are on Twitter, look at #iranelection especially.

One of the most fascinating things to me about this new media has been how quickly lies can be uncovered when there are so many eyes watching. For example, earlier this week, the Iranian Govt issued pictures of a pro-government rally showing huge crowds. Within minutes, people on Twitter and elsewhere had shown how those images had been doctored in Photoshop to make the crowd look bigger than it actually was.

With foreign media banned, the revolution may not be televised, but it will certainly be tweeted.


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