Iran, Twitter and the value of new media

Twitter far from being a flash-in-the-pan is becoming an increasingly invaluable tool for following breaking news from a citizen perspective not given by the MSM. I have been glued to the Twitterfall feed on #iranelection for much of the day providing on the ground reports, links, medical advice and much more.

  • netron

    http://iran.twazzup.com is another good source.

    you’ll be glued to it.

  • Mark McGregor

    netron,

    Thanks.

  • Ed Graham

    Thanks Mark and Neutron.
    It is amazing the way in which Twitter has been used to mobilise millions in Tehran and around the globe.

    Nobel Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, has had her office shut down and she has had to flee to Europe. Here she gives a very concise and clear analysis of the current situation in Iran – http://twitzap.com/u/WTQ

  • steve white

    have the western iodiots stopped spamming iran yet?

  • RepublicanStones

    Interesting links. Have a family connection to Iran, but thankfully they aren’t in country at the minute.

  • I can see the value of twitter but as far as this crises is concerned, it is difficult, nay almost impossible to sort the wheat from the chaff, I know I have said this before, but I have yet to read on twitter that Mousavi has more blood on his hands that the creep Ahmedinejad.

    What most people seem to be relying on is an established truth, which is not truth at all. (echoes of the north perhaps?) It is childish to split these two men into two warring groups as it displays a total ignorance of how the islamic republic of Iran is run.