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.
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.
Noam Cohen questions whether the label “Twitter Revolution” is really a fair label, despite its use in organizing mass protests in Moldova in April and in Iran last week, when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to oppose the official results of the presidential election.
Iranian authorities are seeking to exercise a stranglehold on press coverage of mass unrest after the disputed election results there, but they’re having trouble stopping a combination of old-fashioned, shoe-leather journalism and new social media platforms, NPR’s All Things Considered reports.