Americans are used to seeing images of bloodied protesters, faces of desperation and mass movements on the news--but today, these 2-D images no longer feel flat because we can hear REAL voices with them. YouTube videos, tweets, blog posts--the internet is giving Iranians a louder voice than ever, a voice that can be heard ANYWHERE in REAL-time:
- The Boston Globe has the best collection of photographs from the events in Iran this week
- The NY Times' Lede news blog has the latest news out of Iran
- Protest photos and comments on Mir Hossein Mousavi's Facebook page
- Tweet from Iranian Student @Change-for_Iran "we have to leave, it's not safe here anymore! wish us luck!" is eerie. Change_for_Iran's life has been unfolding on his/her twitter page, and with the Iranian government internet crackdown this could be the last we hear from him/her.
- Gathering global support - WhereIsMyVote.org seeks the support of abroad Iranians who demand 'a new election' that is 'held with transparency and accuracy.'
- Painting the Internet GREEN- From changing your profile picture green to the Iran soccer team sporting green bands, Mousavi supporters and those who wish for a new election have been spreading word of their cause through the color green. Some are even asking Google to change it's logo to green for one day.
Lastly, I can't help but feel that times are changing dramatically. Never in my parents mind would they think that something like the internet could raise massive movements with a click of a button.