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