links for 2009-06-18

  • Fatemeh breaks it down: "It’s easy to get carried away by Iran’s Twitter revolution. The Twitter universe can feel the anxiety and intensity of tweets coming from Iranians in real time, which sweeps us away with revolutionary dreams of an Iran that we want to see. But in recent years, there have been plenty of protests against Ahmadinejad, plenty of universities and homes raided, and nothing ever came of it. Are the hashtags #IranRevolution leading to a real revolution, or will the protests evaporate after a few days?"