6.17.2009

Net response to Iran shows we are all newsmakers now

·Coverage of the Iran uprising shows the beauty of the internet - connecting us to events in another country.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jun/17/twitter-socialnetworking
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The internet is a brilliant machine for spreading information. Data shoots across the network at the speed of light, passing from one node to another. It's unmotivated by fear or repression or greed, and can shine a torch into the darkest corners to help bring what was hidden to the world.
The uprising in Iran has been a perfect case in point - despite state censorship, the suppression of journalists and the shutdown of communications - the story has been covered from almost every angle: and the internet has played a vital part in getting the information out.
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