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Good Question

On Twitter’s role in Iran:

Sure, Twitter has been a fascinating window for those of us on the outside and at times a critical tool for some of those on the inside. I certainly won’t try to deny this, but I have to ask: if – like most start-ups who show only casual interest in generating revenue – Twitter had folded months ago, would the protesters in Iran be somehow muzzled or in any way hindered?

Gotta say I agree with Nathan’s answer: “To say so is nothing less than patronizing. Outward and inward communiques would surely have found another path.” That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, just a bit of perspective on the situation.

June 23, 2009