Monday, June 15, 2009
On the eve of the recent and corrupt Iranian election, the government cut off all mobile and internet connections to the outside world. But, they made a huge mistake by underestimating The People's desire for change. Hope is alive in the streets of Tehran, and Twitter helped broadcast it.
The video above shows the inspiring protest and support of opposition leader, Moussavi. As The Daily Dish reported, a tweet from one of his supporters urged protesters to shout from the rooftops. It's incredible to watch.
There was also a fantastic example of Twitter being used as a media watchdog in the election coverage (via Mashable), as users accused CNN of burying the story. The hastag #CNNfail was used and, since its trending peak on Sunday, CNN has increased their coverage.
For our currently out-of-work marketing comrades...it sounds like Ahmadinejad will soon be needing a new Communications Director. Just don't tweet your resume.