Tweets from within Iran are gettting retweeted as much as 300 times, according to an analysis done today by Simon Owens

It is quite interesting to see how the retweets have emerged as sort of distributed news source.  Many of them, it appears, have been retweeted by users outside of Iran.  It almost seems to be a peer-to-peer news service. 

Last month at the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital conference in California, I interviewed Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams on the role of Twitter as a news entity.   It has surely grown in impact during this historic moment.

This video was originally published on May 28.

Thanks Atul for the tweet about the Simon Owens post.

Andy Plesser,  Executive Producer

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