Iran Protests: The Whole World Is Watching, Flickring, Tweeting


“The whole world is watching” was one of the loudest rallying cries of Vietnam protesters gathered in the streets of Chicago outside the Democratic convention in 1968. Forty-one years later, the same slogan is even more relevant in the chaotic streets of Tehran. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and other social media technologies, the whole world is indeed watching Iranian citizens rise up against suspect presidential election results. The chaos roiling Tehran is reflected in the surge of claims, counterclaims and unverified information streaming in and out of the country.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 Uncategorized