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Tweets from Iran good source of immediate information on #iranelection

Tweets from Iran good source of immediate information on #iranelection

Tim Finin, 9:47am 15 June 2009

The urban areas of Iran is developed and many there use social media, including Twitter. You can see their reactions to the election results and the public unrest in response to it via their tweets. Use this Twitter search query for a sample. This is an important example of how social media is having an impact on news.

Update: Also check out recent Flickr photos tagged with iranelection.

Update 2: Here are tweets geolocated to Tehran.


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