The tweet revolution?

If the people if Iran ultimately win their freedom, will this be the tweet revolution? Twitter is apparently playing a critical role in the resistance effort:

The U.S. State Department even reportedly weighed in, with an unnamed official telling Reuters Tuesday that it had asked Twitter not to “shut down its system in Iran.”

Early on Monday, bloggers outside Iran began posting and tweeting links to Web proxy servers that Iranians could use to dodge censorship — and others put up how-to guides for setting up even more proxies.

Many Twitterers were changing their “location” setting to Tehran and their “time” to +0330 GMT in order to confuse Iranian Web censors seeking to squelch in-country postings.

I am fascinated by the tatic of people setting their Twitter profile to mislead the government thugs trying to track down the resistance leaders.


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