Twitter gives voice to outraged Iranians


Twitter, the phenomenally popular microblogging site, is helping make history in Iran.

According to Reuters
, the U.S. State Department asked Twitter over the weekend "to delay a planned upgrade that could have cut daytime service to Iranians" who are rioting in the streets to voice their displeasure over the recent results of that country's elections. Official results that show incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad winning in a landslide have been denounced by observers both inside and outside Iran as fraudulent.

The role being played by Twitter is difficult to determine but there is no doubt it is having an impact.