Twittering for Change in Iran

While I’ve bashed CNN for relying on Twitter and facebook to report on Iran, Chez Pazienza points out that something amazing is happening in the Islamic country, and it social media outlets are playing a big role:

The ascendancy of new media as a cultural force has brought with it an

unprecedented level of transparency — it’s made it much harder for a

few to lie to many outright. Neither the suppression of information nor

the oppression of people survives very long in sunlight — and with

everyone being given the ability to be his or her own crusader, through

something as simple as a blog, or Facebook, or Twitter, there’s a hell

of a lot of sunlight out there right now.

Just ask the government of Iran.

The truth, like everything else these days, can be spread virally. And hopefully, it really will set you free.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.