The Internet’s Baghdad Moment

22 06 2009

In 1991, CNN rocketed past the mainstream news networks with live coverage from Baghdad during the start of the Gulf War.

This week the Internet trounced CNN and other mainstream media in informing the world of the civil unrest following Iran’s elections. Many are talking about Twitter beating CNN but I believe that misses the point. If there were no Twitter the word would have spread via WordPress, LiveJournal, Blogger, TypePad, or any number of other venues for self-publication. It is the ability for anyone to get their message out to a large audience that ensures events like this do not go unnoticed by the world.

The revolution will be is being televised. On the Internet.



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