Why the #IranElection Revolution could Succeed! Twitter MicroBlogs

London, UK - 21st June 2009, 21:36 GMT

Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

In case you missed our Twitter MicroBlogs here are the highlights:

. Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube: Has 21st century Social Media ripped the veil off 'the other'... and we see ourselves each time we look?

. Has Tehran's Tiananmen Square already happened on Twitter? Have protests in 5th Dimension galvanised critical mass in the 4D world of space and time?

. Low probability high impact asymmetric eruption on Iran's Streets has been met with asymmetric evolution of new media to cover it.

. Iran Elections: A Twitter Revolution? US State Dept asked Twitter to delay scheduled maintenance earlier this week.

. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube newspapers worldwide are receiving latest pictures and videos of atrocities committed in Iran post #IranElection.

. In 1979 Tehran Streets filled with people following a leader; 2009 streets are filled with people following each other as ONE via new media!

. New media's enabling the fracture of Space-Time which has divided world's people via culture, distance and time zone boundaries.

. Rise of collective consciousness? Accumulated suspicion, fear and alienation from 30 years of Iran-West hostility is going down as the human cry goes up!

. It's impossible not to feel connected to Social Media users risking life and limb. Berlin Wall went down in 1989 and Mental Walls are coming down in 2009!

. Just read #IranElection messages on Twitter, Facebook and watch YouTube videos. They are like a million SOS messages to the world and the world's responding!

. Overarching feeling in #IranElection Social Media messages despite misspelling and punctuation errors etc is the immediacy and the potency!

. New Media Rules: One Person = One Broadcaster. Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube are shifting balance forever. Dying news-media failing to catch up?!!

. Neda or Call: In Iran, a few deaths may have many asymmetric consequences as revolution runs through a full cycle on social media over and over again.

. Whatever the outcome #IranElection has proved that Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube are as significant and paradigm shifting as Telephone, Radio, Television, Personal Computer and World Wide Web were!

. What has happened in Iran could happen anywhere. The power is shifting asymmetrically to the people via new media technologies.


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