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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week's events in Iran have been a defining moment for new media. The people tweeting from demonstrations and uploading video of bloody violence taken with their camera phones have been able to tell a powerful story, in real-time, and circumvent the efforts of the mullahs to control the media and the flow of information. Social networking, often derided as the public preening of people with too much time on their hands, has been transformed into an indispensable tool for organizing and keeping the world informed. You know that journalism's tectonic plates have shifted when the State Department is asking Twitter to postpone shutting down for scheduled repairs so that the on-the-ground citizen reporting coming out of Iran could continue uninterrupted. And happy Father's Day to all our HuffPost Dads!

Where was the twittered outrage for #ourownbackyard?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Keiser

In the lead up to the US elections less than a year ago, protesters gathered at the party conventions. The police were waiting for them.

Iran: When the Patient is Dying Call Twitter

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Social media and Twitter are to democracy like emergency rooms are to life and death. When Iran puts a drill bit through its "democracy" by pulling a fast one, activists at the grass roots level have the buzzer to call an alarm before the patient bleeds to death.

Jim Sciutto: Pro-Iranian Messengers Hijacked My Twitter!

ABC's The World Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The government is now trying to turn technology against the protesters. Officials have started a number of fake opposition pages on Twitter, which are...

Dispatches From a Twitter Revolutionary

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Olien

I hope @SupremeLeaderK gets it together and intervenes on behalf of all of us @Mousavi supporters. Then I can finally relax and catch up on Hulu.

Iran Twitter: Why The Movement Adopted This Medium

TIME | Lev Grossman Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 reac...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Orders End To All "Deviant News Sites"

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran directly accused the United States of meddling in the deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election and broadened i...

The Iranian Revolution Will Not Be Televised -- It'll Be Twittered

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kase Wickman

Twitter has become so crucial that when scheduled maintenance to the site was supposed to happen Monday night, the U.S. State Department asked Twitter to reschedule.

State Dept. Spoke To Twitter About Keeping Iran Online

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The State Department this week asked Twitter to postpone a scheduled maintenance shutdown of its service to keep information flowin...

Iran Election, Uprising Tracked On Twitter As Government Censors Media

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CAIRO — An opposition activist spreads word of an upcoming protest in the streets of Tehran. Another posts pictures of clashes between demonstra...