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Iran Twitter: Why The Movement Adopted This Medium

First Posted: 07/18/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:30 PM ET

Iran Twitter

TIME:

The U.S. State Department doesn't usually take an interest in the maintenance schedules of dot-com startups. But over the weekend officials there reached out to Twitter and asked them to delay a network upgrade that was scheduled for Monday night. The reason? To protect the interests of Iranians using the service to protest the presidential election that took place last Friday. Twitter moved the upgrade to 2pm PST Tuesday afternoon -- or 1:30 am Tehran time.

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