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Twitter matters

I’m a publisher and a writer, so attribution matters a lot to me. This post needs attribution, you see, to my daughter who has been, like thousands of her peers around the country and the world, transfixed by events in Iran over the last 48 hours. And it isn’t the mainstream media that has so engaged them, but the world of Twitter and Flickr and YouTube and the instantaneous communication these technologies enable.  I can’t do better than share a bit of what Rachel sent to me today, starting with her idea of how I can show how global and techy I am, with this BBC piece.

[10:28:11 AM] Rachel (Wyste): The EU:,2933,526223,00.html (Our government is doing basically the same thing, being concerned but staying out of it.)
[10:28:52 AM] Rachel (Wyste): the latest, apparently:
[10:31:42 AM] Rachel (Wyste): here’s an older one from the bbc with an absolutely amazing reporter – the riot police arrested him earlier and he was back out there filming shortly after.
[10:42:51 AM] Rachel (Wyste): Mousavi campaign type folk run this flickr account, lots of riot and protest photos.
[10:47:40 AM] Rachel (Wyste): and the president of Iran says that the protests are like the passions after a soccer match.
[10:51:38 AM] Rachel (Wyste): another reporter, this from channel 4
[10:57:23 AM] Rachel (Wyste): : Iran elections: Mousavi lodges legal appeal against Ahmadinejad victory, Opposition candidate goes to country’s guardian council after supporters claim result was manipulated
[10:59:17 AM] Rachel (Wyste):
[11:08:52 AM] Rachel (Wyste): Iran has irritated the BBC:
[11:15:01 AM] Rachel (Wyste): with a youtube video from Tehran, more police vs rioters.
[11:15:45 AM] Rachel (Wyste):
[11:36:53 AM] Rachel (Wyste): Found it. “Mass protest against fraudulent election in Iran tomorrow in NYC @ 2pm. East 47th Street ‘tween 2nd and 1st Ave, just north of the UN. iranians are standing as one. No political factions!!! No flags!!”

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