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Posts Tagged ‘twitter revolution’

Are You Part Of The #TwitterRevolution? New CNBC Twitter Documentary Airs Tonight

What was the moment when Twitter was first brought to your attention? When did you realise that Twitter was something important?

For many people, the Hudson River plane crash was Twitter’s tipping point, when the of-the-moment and on-the-spot reporting medium that Twitter provided to anybody – critically, not just the mass media – allowed iPhone owner Janis Krums to take a photograph that was rapidly shared around the Twitterverse. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Dictators And Despots Beware: Twitter Is Always Watching [VIDEO]

It’s well documented how Twitter’s role as an open information source has been hugely influential in the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, to the point where these countries, as well as China, Cameroon and Vietnam, and other places where the freedom of speech is restricted or forbidden, have attempted to block the network to maintain control.

Now a new and very Hitchcock-esque video from international news network France 24, which directly promotes their popular Twitter account, takes a look at the connection between freedom of information and freedom of expression on the internet, and reminds dictators and controlling governments around the world of one important fact: Twitter is always watching.

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