Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Revolution Will Not be Televised...


...it will be Twittered. Twitter announced that it was rescheduling it's preplanned maintenance so as to assist (or not hinder) the ongoing protests in Iran. Twitter has been essential in the communication with the dissadents and the planning of protest rallies.
We live in very interesting times, don't we?

5 comments:

Stephen Rader said...

That has to be the most bizarre piece of news I've heard in years. Well, maybe not bizarre, but certainly sobering.

Americans following Miley Cyrus to hear how she's doing after her breakup and Iranians Twittering to take back their country.

As you said, interesting times.

Michele said...

I'm surprised the Supreme Leader hasn't found a way to block Twitters in his country, as he did with cell phones and the internet.

I'm so moved by what's going on in Iran. It's what we all should have done in 2000 when the votes weren't counted in Florida.

JPRESTI said...

"It's what we all should have done in 2000 when the votes weren't counted in Florida."


Yeah, but we are sissies who cry when we can't find a STarbucks...

Cuphound said...

They won't "take back" their country. Sorry. The army's backing the mullahs.

It does definitively end any pretense of a democratic component existing in that system.

What's funny is that Mousavi is not even close to liberal by Western standards. I can't believe that the Republicans give a shit. Which they don't really. They're just looking for any opportunity to criticize Obama.

Cuphound said...

Actually, I take it back. It looks like the Iranian army is beginning to split, too. I don't follow Iran closely and had heard that the army backed Ahmadinajad. This could actually get interesting. Wow.