While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
it makes me think how new media like twitter,facebook and not so new txt (AKA SMS) is a powerful tool . As I face my up and coming challenge http://momlejog.blogspot.com/ http://www.justgiving.com/andyblack1 and look at ways of keeping friends,supporters family informed while highly mobile on a bike . This is a flippant example but the parrallels between complex political situation and my own personal challenge are to me very marked .
Whays interesting even on election day which network was turned off interupted first the sms network interesting eh !!