A golden coffin? Usher singing in sunglasses? The â€˜Queen Bâ€™ Mariah Carey, herself, singing in a black sparkly, low-cut v-neck dress? Jacksonâ€™s family wearing sparkly gloves to commemorate their brother?
From live blogging via the Huffington Post, to Facebook starting a Farsi version, to Twitter rescheduling its maintenance to Google, who, not only, is offering Farsi as a new translated service, but has also mapped out the embassies in Iran via Google Maps, there seems to be no real lack of information; even from CNN.
View Embassies Accepting Injured People in Tehran in a larger map
The American cable news network, who was once accused of failing to cover the election controversy when the streets of Tehran initially went up in flames, has been PRoactively [Read more...]
I know you want to know, so here we go: a very abridged, to the point, guide of who is who in Iran surrounding the 2009 Presidential controversy.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: The Leader of Leaders aka the â€œSupreme Leaderâ€
Ayatollah Khomeini is the Supreme leader of [Read more...]
UPDATE June 16, 2009 4:12 p.m. ET
Will they or won’t they?
According to a CNN Blog Post, the US Government has asked Twitter to KEEP RUNNING during the Iran crisis. That would mean no scheduled maintenance as originally planned for 2 p.m. Pacific Time today.
â€œIt is a very good example of where technology is helping,â€ the official said.
supplement reporting from New York Times correspondents inside Iran
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Earlier today, Twitter announced a scheduled maintenance for 12:45 a.m. ET to last about an hour and a half.
While, this would have meant the late night hours for people in the United States, who are going off to bed, watching television and getting off their computers â€“ this actually, meant maintenance would be scheduled for Tuesday morning (June 16) in Iran when more activity is bound to occur.
Less than an hour later, users of the social networking site were protesting the maintenance with the #hashtags â€œ#NoMaintenanceâ€ and â€œ#NoTwitterMaintenance.â€
Taking everything into consideration, from the Huffington Post to Mashable to CNN etc., Twitter, together with its host, NTT America, have decided to reschedule for Tuesday afternoon, which alternatively would be the middle of the night in Iran.
Talk about the Twitter Effect on itself. [Read more...]
UPDATE: June 15, 2009 2:54 p.m. ET
Excellent coverage by the Huffington Post via Twitter:
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The Twitter Effect –
7:38Â p.m. ET
Check out The Twitter Effect via Jason Pollock here:
I’m wearing #Green for the #IranElection & a #FreeIran. Read this & Pass it on –> http://cli.gs/GSGP0t
June 16, 2009 1:48Â Â p.m. ET
The New York Times has a great article out on how Rick Sanchez ‘defended’ CNN — the best part and the whole point of the Twitter Effect:
The Tehran protests were covered throughout the weekend during CNNâ€™s normal news hours, but they were not treated as breaking news worthy of the rolling live coverage that cable news is known for.
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This weekend something happened to the news world that rocked it to its core…literally. It was shaken up, spit on and a different source for information emerged.
The world is watching asÂ news unfolds, just they are not watching on television. [Read more...]