New way to follow election

Every conflict in recent years has brought a new media format into its own. Just as the 1991 Iraq war made CNN famous, so the Iranian election and the turmoil that followed has brought www.twitter.com into its own. The tweets from Iran and from Iranian sympathizers around the world has provided a running commentary on what is going on inthe country at a time when mainstream media are having difficulty getting and sending information. Take a look at these images sent through a tweet to thousands of people around the world. While Iranian officials appear to be trying to close down access to cell phones and the Internet people are still managing to send out tweets, changing their location and access to avoid detection. Whatever happens next, people around the world have been alerted to the power of twitter and the media landscape has changed once again.

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