Monday, June 29, 2009

All the news that’s fit to Twitter.

Iran’s government is doing all it can to keep the outside world from finding out what’s happening inside Iran. Reporters have been arrested, kicked out and certainly not let back in.

Yet news is getting out. How?

Twitter. The whole world is watching via dispatches of 140 characters or less.

It’s easy to make fun of Twitter. For many, it’s posting something like “Just picked up a latte then picking up dry cleaning.” Z-z-z-z-z-z.

To their credit, more and more news organizations are incorporating Twitter into their operations.

To the credit of computer savvy citizens of Iran, we’re learning first-hand about the incredible courage and bravery it takes to stand up to an authoritarian regime like that of Iran.

This isn’t about technology trumping tyranny but the people with the courage to use that technology.

The Twitter heard ‘round the world.


John W. Scherer

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