Saturday, June 20, 2009

iran: immediate and intense

as some in milwaukee are discovering the heft and value of social media in debate, discussion, and instant communication – through an enormous email list maintained by jim fletcher, through facebook, and through blogging – the opposition in iran has utilized, to stunning effect, the social media you haven't quite figured out yet: twitter.

now andrew sullivan (yes, i'm a fan) is live-blogging today's events in iran using a combination of raw twitter feeds from protesters, and his own soup of scouring cnn, reuters, etc. for any bits of information in real time.

it's a fascinating, and starteling mix of immediate information.

1 comment:

  1. It's the coolest thing, isn't it. The rate at which things are changing is astonishing.


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