I’m literally about to walk out the door so I can’t say much, but I wanted to share some really fascinating and important links concerning the situation in Iran right now. I can’t help but wonder how ill-informed the world would be right now were not for social media and Twitter in particular. For a brief summary of the ways in which Twitter is contributing to the protests in Iran check out this article – The Revolution will be Twittered from The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan (and check back frequently because he is continually covering the situation and updating often).
Floodsourcing = change Twitter Timezone to +3 GMT/location to Iran. We are all Iranians, i.e. Iranian govt, find us all.
don’t know if this really helps but: Change ur Twitter Profile Timezone to GMT+03:30 & your location to Tehran to confuse govt #iranelection
Video of shooting on the streets (warning: graphic)
Please retweet: just signed petition ‘Google Earth to update satellite images of Tehran ‘ – http://301.to/23o
RT URGENT to any following #iranelection remove usernames when RT, gov tracking dissenters in iran. don’t risk their safety/lose their voice
When RT use “RT from Iran” to protect safety of Iranians who are Twittering
RT Iranian government propaganda news site ISNA.IR is back up. Let’s bring it down http://is.gd/12Y5F (expand) #IranElection #cnnfail
Please sign petition: http://bit.ly/Z3Yzq (expand) to get United Nations to investigate #IranElection.
RT from Iran: Gov hackers are on twitter now – we are getting threats – #iranelection
RT from Iran Functioning proxies 126.96.36.199:8080 188.8.131.52:808 184.108.40.206:808 220.127.116.11:8080
RT from Iran: The Guardian: 12 students killed in protest http://bit.ly/A5zi #iranelection
RT @IranRiggedElect) Uloaded YouTube video — Shooting people in Iran Election Protest http://bit.ly/OGes0 <– graphic
The entire situation is quite unsettling but it is amazing to think about the role new technologies play in facilitating citizens to communicate with one another, even against a government that is trying so hard to shut down communication and information.