So I was thinking about the teaching opportunity presented by the Iran election. What a way to see democracy in action… Yet, until a few minutes ago, where would my students get their news? Not old media.
I just spent an hour searching facebook (search IRAN) and twitter #iranelection and couldn’t believe the video and posts I was finding. For one, I found out I should wear green to show my support for the protestors and then watched a whole bunch of videos of riots and marches.
Yet, hours later, CNN finally got with the story. Tear Gas and Twitter: Iranians Take their Protest Online http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=92330174188&h=CHHYj&u=KAJNK&ref=nf