Get Your Tweet On

from Slate.com

Twitter, as everyone now knows, is playing a pivotal role in mobilizing the daily rallies, even though it’s blocked, along with Facebook and YouTube. So you are probably wondering how people are getting their tweet on. Well, ingenious Iranians have long circumvented these filters, creating proxy servers on which access to all manner of banned material is possible.

I don’t think there’s any turning back, either. For years, many of the rules limiting the outside world’s access to information from Iran have been lackadaisically implemented. It seems to me that if the regime wants to start enforcing them now, it will be an uphill battle.

In the meantime, contradictory images will flow in the face of official rhetoric, and it will be up to the rest of the world to decipher what’s really happening here. Welcome to the club.

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~ by Em on June 17, 2009.

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