In a post OneWebDay event: Ali Emami will speak on the topic ‘Twitter and the Iranian Election Controversy’ at the Forest Hills Public Library in Queens on Sat Oct 10 at 2pm.
***Video is below***
What: ‘Twitter and the Iranian Election Controversy’
When: Sat Oct 10 2009 2pm
Where: Queens Forest Hill Public Library – 108-19 71 Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 1137 (map
After the announcement of the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, large protests began to form against the alleged fraud. During this time, Twitter became the main communication tool for the protesters. It then became the main source of news on this event for the world after all media were shut down in Iran. Come and learn how Twitter was used during this troubling time in Iran that caught the world’s eyes and heart.
4 thoughts on “Twitter and Iran – Forest Hills Library 10-10-09”
A ReadWriteWeb article: Evolution of a Revolution: Visualizing Millions of Iran Tweets has detailed graphic data on Iran-related Twitter Use during the election period.
The website of the ‘Where Is MY Vote’ NY Chapter mentioned in the talk is at http://www.whereismyvoteny.org/
Proposed panel at SXSW 2010:
2009 Iran Election: Women’s Revolution? Twitter Revolution?