Televised no, Twittered yes

The ongoing situation in Iran has shown the value of the internet, especially twitter, to get the news out.  Once all of the foreign journalists were kicked out of the nation, it was up to citizen journalists to bring word of the protests to the rest of the world – and to some extent to the participants who needed to know where to gather.  Twitter was especially useful because the abbreviated format works so well with mobile phones brought right to the action, and it was hard to block.  They’ve provided feed and encouraged more coverage from the networks – people are indeed interested in this remote and arcane story.  What’s not to love about live revolution?

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