Iran and "The Twitter Revolution"

Topic Description

More remarkable than the election protests in Theran in June 2009 was the embrace of a popular myth that those demonstrations were the result of a novel microblogging platform named Twitter. This unit examines the technology, hype, psychology and history of "The Twitter Revolution."


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Starr, Amory. "Be the Media: Independent Media Centers." In Global Revolt: A Guide to the Movements Against Globalization. London, UK: Zed Books, 2005. ISBN: 9781842774830. [Preview a version of this book in Google Books.]


The Iranian Election on Twitter: The First Eighteen Days, Web Ecology Project. (Researching quantized social interaction)