Monthly Archives: June 2009

Iran Pictures … and some Green Avatars

Quick note — Amazing pics of Iran protests, both in Iran and around the world:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/6/19/744656/-Tehran-Street-PhotosOn-the-Brink If you want to reset your Twitter or Facebook avatar to support the Iranian protesters, go here:http://creativebits.org/twitter/green_support_icons_twitter_iranelection_campaign

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised — But It Will Be Twittered

Sorry to all for not getting the longer C-J article up. (It’s coming, I promise, and I think it will be worth the wait.) I had planned on working on it this weekend, but my schedule got completely blown away by two things: yardwork (much soreness) and following the events in Iran via Twitter (much amazement, fascination, and concern).

Some of you may remember the CNN coverage of the first Gulf war and how we all tuned in, both amazed and shocked at watching the opening of a war in real time. That’s something of how I felt over the weekend: while the traditional media were almost completely blocked and only able to tell what the Iranian government allowed, I was reading tweets like these in real time:

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C-J Cuts Jobs, Gannett Execs Get Bonuses

(I’ve only got a few minutes before leaving for work, but I thought this needed to get up this morning. I’ll expand on it later tonight.)

Even while our local paper is hollowed out to a shell of its former self, and Gannett slashes jobs and freezes salaries across the country, Gannett execs are making the big bucks — including a one-million dollar salary for the CEO.

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What Are You Reading?

I realize it’s a cheap ploy for comments, but … What are you reading? Drop your answer in the comments, and I’ll put up a summary in a day or two.

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Tiananmen Square — 20 Years Later — Some Thoughts and Links

As I write this, it is already June 4 in China. All over China, people are remembering where they were on that fateful day 20 years ago when the fledgling democracy movement, a grassroots movement of peace and celebration, was brutally crushed in Tiannemen Square. Here are some stories, links, videos — and a few thoughts:
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