Monday, June 15, 2009

The Iranian Revolution and Twitter

Right now the Iranian people are protesting the results of their recent election. Just like most totalitarian regimes, the Iranian government is trying to crack down on the protestors, and keep the media from covering it. Right now the main source of information on the events is twitter. Even the New York Times wrote an article entitled Dear CNN, Please Check Twitter for News about Iran. In this critical moment for freedom in Iran, twitter is planning to shut down for 90 minutes starting at 9:45 pacific time. If you have twitter, please message them @twitter and ask them to delay this maintenance so that Iranians can use it to get the word out about what is going on in their nation.

If you are unfamiliar with what is happening in Iran please watch this BBC video.

This is a very important time for Iran, and a moment for freedom lovers everywhere to stand up with the Iranians.

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