June 16, 2009

Tweaking Teh Twitters

The Iranian government is searching for dissident twitterers. If you have an account, change your location and timezone to Tehran.

via Ace of Spades

Every little bit helps I suppose.


Then there is this via The Anchoress...


Godspeed...
UPDATE: Steven Den Beste has thoughts on how digital cameras and things like Twitter allow this and other similar pictures to be seen...

Fifteen years ago it wouldn't have been possible. Fifteen years ago the people risking their lives with those cameras would have been using film. Fifteen years ago it would have taken days if not weeks for them to smuggle film out of such an area, get it developed, and get the pictures published (on paper). That's because fifteen years ago pictures were a physical medium. That's all changed. Now pictures are bits.

Now the cameras are digital, the smuggling is by satellite phone or internet, and publishing is on the web. In some cases the picture can be seen by thousands around the world within an hour of when it is taken.

 

...read the whole thing.
 UPDATE 2: Again via The Anchoress

:::GO BACK DELETE ALL PAST TWEETS that may have Iran usernames . Arrests have been made. Please RT (Re-twee) ENSURE ALL SEE THIS:::
:::GOOGLE EARTH DO NOT UPDATE THE MAPS – it will allow govt to track protesters that are hiding on sidestreets and roofs:::
:::Video: Perhaps the most intense I’ve seen to date. Wish I had more details behind it. http://ow.ly/eupm:::
:::thank you for braving the consequences to tell the world about what is happening:::


The odds against these people are at least as long as those against the protesters in Tinanmen, and there is, of course little that those of us in the 82nd chairborne can do. But every little bit helps.

UPDATE 3: Michael Totten writes...
A friend who analyzes Iran for a living recommends a new Web site called Where is My Vote? as an indispensable source of information coming out of Iran. Everyone involved with it is Iranian. Some of the contributors are inside. According to my source, who knows his chops, it’s accurate and up-to-date

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