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A few days we may long remember

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Regardless of the outcome of the protests in Iran, we may look back on this time as a watershed for social media.

During the protests, social media – especially Twitter – has again proved itself to be an important source of real time news and information.  The way in which Twitter has outstripped both traditional media and other social media has been remarkable.

And just as importantly, the US Government has admitted that Twitter’s role in the issue has identified it as an agent for strengthening democracy.  Strong stuff indeed.

I have a feeling that, irrespective of how things pan out in Iran, the past few days have truly been significant for all of us.

Ian

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Written by ianandsue

June 18, 2009 at 5:57 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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