I just have to express my amazement at what’s been happening in Iran and the fact that it’s being broadcast by Iranian citizens through Twitter. I can’t predict what the end result will be of this movement that has risen from their dissatisfaction with the presidential election, but communication barriers have been officially knocked down.
Twitter has served as a news reporting mechanism as events are happening. While the government shuts down phone and internet access, citizens are still finding ways to report through Twitter. The US State Department asked Twitter to postpone its scheduled site maintenance so that it could keep up with Iran-related tweets. That’s huge!
Social networking for social change, folks. This tool is incredibly powerful as a means of reaching people that we never imagined being able to reach before.