Iran Election 2009: First Real Time Revolution that simultaneously showed the brutality of the State while demonstrating problems of Mass Media delivering multiple and simultaneous (and some incorrect) messages. How Did Social Media help change the media message and what was the result?
Using the 2009 Iran Election as a case study in real world, 24 hour Internet tools and platforms fomenting change and encouraging open spread of news, information and Truth.
Three major questions:
1. Why were social media tools such powerful instruments of change?
2. What happens in real time Internet exchanges where veracity of identification is paramount and there are known intelligence agents penetrating these networks with specific intent to cause harm?
3. In 24 hour real time age, what should be shown, and or archived and what should be discarded?
What did we learn from this recent demonstration of the true power of social media tools in unleashing both people’s voices and the Truth.