Proteste im Iran

Die New York Times hat einen recht ausführlichen Artikel zur Rolle von Twitter und anderen sozialen Netzwerken wie Facebook in den Protesten gegen die Wahlen im Iran: Social Networks Spread Iranian Defiance Online. Daraus: - unabhängig & kritisch dank Euch.

On Twitter, reports and links to photos from a peaceful mass march through Tehran on Monday, along with accounts of street fighting and casualties around the country, have become the most popular topic on the service worldwide, according to Twitter’s published statistics.

A couple of Twitter feeds have become virtual media offices for the supporters of the leading opposition candidate, Mir Hussein Moussavi. One feed, mousavi1388 (1388 is the year in the Persian calendar), is filled with news of protests and exhortations to keep up the fight, in Persian and in English. It has more than 7,000 followers.

Mr. Moussavi’s fan group on Facebook has swelled to over 50,000 members, a significant increase since election day.

Die Tweets kommen in Farsi und Englisch, das wichtigste Tag ist #IranElection.

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