Social media’s role in Iran’s election

Mashable has written an excellent timeline of events surrounding the Iranian election showing social media’s role using posts from Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia.

10 Incredible Iran Election Crisis YouTube Videos

Mashable reports: “Thousands of Iran-related videos are being uploaded to YouTube every day, revealing first-hand accounts of the crisis to the world. “Some are incredible, some are eye-opening, and other shock you to your very core. We’ve included ten of these incredible videos, in a chronological order that helps provide context to the crisis in […]

The future of media: Mainstream press + social media

Tim Leberecht suggests that the real message behind the impact of Twitter on coverage of the uprising in Iran is not that Twitter or similar technologies are a replacement for mainstream media, but that their may be a way for them to evolve together in a way that helps define a new future news model.

Track Iran Election Protests Using Social Media & Search

Good tips for using everything from Facebook to Twitter, from Search Engine Journal.

How many tweets about Iran at #iranelection ?

Social Media blog Mashable.com says there have been nearly a billion tweets on Iran’s political upheaval, with between 10,000 and 50,000 per hour mentioning the country. At the peak, 221,744 tweets were sent in one hour. wow.