The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; It Will Be Tweeted -- Epic Win

This photo is of an Iranian protester helping evacuate an injured cop, and get away from an angry mob... As Sullivan said:

How To Tell Who The Good Guys Are? They're the ones who sometimes rescue a beleaguered riot policeman.

Skip the mainstream media... Go to Andrew Sullivan's blog, The Big Picture, or #iranelection on Twitter... something unbelievable is happening...

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Re: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; It Will Be Tweeted

Hmm....

Seems to be a repeating pattern. Rose revolution in Georgia; then orange revolution in Ukraine; now it is Iran. Never mind that forces that won in Georgian and Ukrainian revolutions turned out as corrupt and anti-democratic as previous regimes...

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Twitter even rescheduled previously scheduled downtime to off-peak hours in Iran due to the importance of twitter as a communications tool..

http://blog.twitter.com/2009/06/down-time-rescheduled.html

Skip the mainstream media...

Amen, brother.

Still, there are still newspapers I can rely on to provide the depth that is so sorely missing from TV news. True, the papers have to figure out a way to survive in a paperless world, but I'm willing to pay for their services.

Re: Skip the mainstream media...

Newspapers are in a difficult place... their news cycle is too long for "breaking" news, but not long enough for reasoned analysis.

I'm happy with my blogs, along with weekly and monthly magazines: The Week, The Atlantic, and The Economist.

Re: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; It Will Be Tweeted

Never mind that forces that won in Georgian and Ukrainian revolutions turned out as corrupt and anti-democratic as previous regimes...

That's certainly true... you cannot simply go from autocracy or dictatorship to democracy. As one blogger said, when a country lacks social capital, all an election does is replace one group of crooks with another.

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