Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Revolution will (Not) be Tweeted, Blogged and Emailed

In the USSR, the dissenters used the "samizdat press". In China 1989, the revolutionary communication channel was the fax. This time #Iranelection has made this a tweeted revolution, in addition to blogs, emails, and videos posted online. The repressive regime knows it and is stamping out the lines of dissident communication. Recent Tweet:

RT @christmasfairie: Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail is now completely out of service in Iran - #Iranelection (via @persiankiwi) RT #GR88

State-side, the tweet-updates continue:
@BermanPost Good summary - 'Day Eight', now Iranian revolution #fb

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