I noticed on my twitter feed that some profiles were turning green. They were with folks across the globe and not necessarily connected. Something is up. I blasted my question out on twitter. There is a twitter campaign to change avatars to green in support to Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign for the Iranian election. Ah..
I love how people figure out new ways to support their values & beliefs silently but powerfully. The green profile is very noticable on my tweetdeck as I start to see a collage of green among the tweets. This is a first that I’ve seen in social networking. Check out twitter’s #iranelection for more.
I’m still learning about the Iran Election, Mousavi and the power social networking is having. I did listen to CBC today with interest on how the Iranian government is trying to cut off access to social networking sites. Facebook and Twitter are blocked as are opposition websites – as are dial up phone communications. Interestingly though – CBC says in an article titled “Iran blames US for bitter post election dispute”:
Iranian websites, as well as blogs, Facebook and Twitter, have been vital conduits for Iranians to inform the world about protests over the apparent landslide victory for Ahmadinejad.
All three of Ahmadinejad’s challengers in Friday’s election have alleged fraud after results showed the president winning by a 2-to-1 margin.
Added note: See @scribblegirl who writes #helpiranelection – show support for democracy in Iran add green overlay to your Twitter avatar with 1-click – http://helpiranelection.com/