Many of you on twitter yet?
The 140 tip-taps of the micro blogging site appears to be the lifeblood for Iranians to get the word out.
Word of mouth, blogs, Twitter and other social networks have enabled the protesters to get their views known and organise themselves. Even though the authorities are battling to shut down various online services, the messages and pictures still keep popping up as the comms goes on:
No doubt the hundreds of thousands of people who read the various bloggers from Iran like what they read; otherwise they wouldn’t venture onto the streets so much. So great has the notion of Twitter‘s role in the Iranian protests become that the U.S. State Dept. reportedly asked the company to defer some maintenance. Twitter says it rescheduled maintenance work from June 15 to later the next day, or about 1:30 a.m. in Iran. “It made sense for Twitter…to keep services active during this highly visible global event,” the San Francisco company said on its blog.
As many bloggers & facebookers still shun twitter with this example in mind share you comments here on where you see this microblogging service going, in of course, 140 tip-taps of less! The future of media, an integral part of it or a craze that will pass. Comments welcomed, wherever you are. Cheers….