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.

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.