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Twitter Emerging as Distributed News Source: High Number of Retweets of Iran News, Report

Posted: 06/20/2009 9:39 pm


Tweets from within Iran are gettting retweeted as much as 300 times, according to a review of retweets of tweets coming out of Iran, according to an analysis done today by Simon Owens.

It is quite interesting to see how the retweets have emerged as sort of distributed news source. Many of them, it appears, have been retweeted by users outside of Iran. It almost seems as a peer-to-peer news service.

Last month at the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital conference in California, I interviewed Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams on the role of Twitter as a news entity. It has surely grown in impact during this historic moment.

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