Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Twitter Guide to Joining the Revolution

Here's your reliable info guide to join the Iranian Revolution:

BoingBoing: "Cyberwar guide for Iran elections"

1. Do NOT publicise proxy IP's over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran.

2. Hashtags, the only two legitimate hashtags being used by bloggers in Iran are #iranelection and #gr88, other hashtag ideas run the risk of diluting the conversation.

3. Keep you bull$hit filter up! Security forces are now setting up twitter accounts to spread disinformation by posing as Iranian protesters. Please don't retweet impetuosly, try to confirm information with reliable sources before retweeting. The legitimate sources are not hard to find and follow.

4. Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become 'Iranians' it becomes much harder to find them.

5. Don't blow their cover! If you discover a genuine source, please don't publicise their name or location on a website. These bloggers are in REAL danger. Spread the word discretely through your own networks but don't signpost them to the security forces. People are dying there, for real, please keep that in mind... (...) >>>

Green Revolution has more guidelines for the cyber revolutionary.

But wait a minute ... isn't green the color of Islam? And isn't Islam as a political ideology precisely what we're aiming to oust here? And what about the strong Marxist component? It would be an awful shame to replace one Islamofascist regime with another, equally oppressive collective! 

While Barry Hussein Obama expressed 'concern', but that it would be counterproductive for the United States “to be seen as meddling” in the disputed Iranian presidential election,  the EU - in a displaying of its usual diplomatic pussyfooting - has called for a probe into the election result ... yikes!

France's go-getter President Nic Sarkozy on the other hand has recalled his Ambassador to Paris (Tehran has already tit-for-tatted) while issuing a sharp statement on Monday condemning the violence against the demonstrators, the arrest of political and opposition figures, and restrictions on the press. Can't just a little bit of his forceful character rub off on the rest of our spineless leaders? They are probably mulling the merits of the Islamofascist theocracy (as opposed to the insiduous influence of liberal democracy) as darned cultural relativists should!

Farce: "Tehran Slams France's Intervention in Iran's Election"

Iranian Ambassador to Paris Mehdi Miraboutalebi criticized France for interfering in recent events surrounding the presidential election in Iran. After France summoned Iran's ambassador to Paris on Monday to express its concern over the disputed results of presidential election, Iran issued a statement in response to France. "The organization of elections is part of the sovereignty and jurisdiction of any country," the statement said. (...) >>>

James Robbins has this great piece:

Washington Times: "Iran's Twitter Revolution"

The spirit of liberty finally arrived at Tehran's Freedom Square.  (...) The mass protests followed a weekend of street demonstrations, rioting and other expressions of discontent. These events were brought to the world in real time through social-media networks and online video. Tehran's authoritarian leaders clearly were caught off-guard. (...) >>>

- Filed on Articles in "Iran Power Play" - 


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