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Sunday, 29 Aug 2010

Misreading Tehran: The Twitter Devolution

Foreign Policy has a fascinating article on the role of Twitter in the Iranian protests.

A number of opposition activists have told me they used text messages, email, and blog posts to publicize protest actions. However, good old-fashioned word of mouth was by far the most influential medium used to shape the postelection opposition activity. There is still a lively discussion happening on Facebook about how the activists spread information, but Twitter was definitely not a major communications tool for activists on the ground in Iran.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010 | 6:23 pm EST
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