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11:21 am - 06/16/2009
cookie_nut Everyone on Twitter, take note:17th-Jun-2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm extremely suspicious of @iranproxy and @IranAnon. People are tweeting that they've set up an "Anon Tweet" webpage that will protect the identities of those who enter text on their webpage.

I've heard nothing about such a service, and both accounts are very new, the sites are exactly the same, and they're probably the same person. This makes me highly suspicious, and I've tweeted for people not to use the service.

Something is very wrong.
ojuzu Re: Everyone on Twitter, take note:17th-Jun-2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Didn't StopAhmadi confirm IranProxy?
ojuzu 17th-Jun-2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
NextRevolutioni just want to hold her again to kiss her forehead ..to be free with her...to see her run free in the park #iranelection #tehran

bubonicwoodchuk 17th-Jun-2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
I swear to God, all his tweets need to be made into a book right now. ;_;
pantsu 17th-Jun-2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
RT @Change_for_Iran: We're all OK just very tired & exhausted. Masood forced me to go seeing a Doctor about my leg & it's all better now

Edited at 2009-06-17 04:55 pm (UTC)
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Good to hear! <3
mercaque 17th-Jun-2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Some incredible updates from NIAC blog:

* Mohsen Rezaie, conservative candidate, is reported to have said he will reject recounting altogether if individual ballot counts are not publicized by the end of today.

* Other prominent conservatives criticize Ahmadinejad's reference to Mousavi supporters as "brushwood and thorns." This includes Habibollah Askaroladi, committee member for one of the main Iranian conservative parties, who said that no man created by God can be called this. He also thanked Rafsanjani for pursuing his objections within the system.
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Amazing, amazing reports!
cookie_nut 17th-Jun-2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Change_for_IranWe're all OK just very tired & exhausted. Masood forced me to go seeing a Doctor about my leg & it's all better now
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dearpencilpal 17th-Jun-2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
bluetooth16 FUCK!17th-Jun-2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
My Fundie, anti poltitics relatives took away my laptop!!! I'm not without Internet though.

Wish me luck getting it back!

P.S. Dumbasses on Twitter are still retweeting troll posts. :(

dearpencilpal Re: FUCK!17th-Jun-2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
lol why
rii_namuras 17th-Jun-2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
I know I haven't really been saying much, but it's nearly 1 am here and I'm exhausted. Ironically enough, it's "Middle East week" at my school and we're going to a mosque tomorrow.
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Wow. Let us know how that goes. I've never have the opportunity to go to a mosque, unfortunately.
pantsu 17th-Jun-2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
Does anybody have a list of suspicious tweeters? I'm kind of dumb and keep forgetting which ones we're being wary of.
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
There was a list circulating at some point...
cookie_nut 17th-Jun-2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Change_for_Iran today's demonstration was a real victory & fortunately there were no basij/Sepah HQ in the way & nothing bad happened
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
-thumbs up-
southern_shrimp 17th-Jun-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
HEY GUYS! Just caught up from this morning. Am I correct in assuming that things seem to be getting very, very positive? Any news on how that emergency council meeting went?
calimoonchild 17th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yup that's my take as well. ProtesterHelp posted this: 'Police are wearing green. Army have almost all returned home. Expert Council meeting. This is all wonderful news.'
calimoonchild The person within Department of State who pushed for twitter uptime.17th-Jun-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Neat article:

'And imagine our further surprise when we learned this young gentleman wasn't one of Barack Obama's social media geniuses, but instead was a Condi Rice pick hired specifically to advise the State Department on young people in the Middle East and how to "counter-radicalize" them.

According to the New York Times, it was Jared Cohen, a member of the Policy Planning Staff, who placed the call to Twitter on Monday, inquiring about their plan to perform maintenance in what would be the middle of the day, Iran time. Following that call, Twitter decided to postpone their maintenance so that it would take place in the middle of the night Iran-time, even though that meant it would be the middle of the day U.S. time.'

Later in the article:
'Cohen was only 24 when he was hired into the Policy Planning Staff. By then, he'd received an undergraduate degree from Stanford and a master's degree from Oxford, where he'd been on a Rhodes Scholarship. Oh, and by then, he'd also talked his way into a visa for Iran (according to a December 2007 New Yorker profile), where he met young people his own age who threw underground house parties and made alcohol in bathtubs.

"Iranian young people are one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East," Cohen told the New Yorker. "They just don't know who to gravitate around, so young people gravitate around each other."'

I agree 100% with that and its been the most interesting aspect of this Twitter thing to me. Twittering with fellow 20-somethings in Iran, I've realized that they LIKE America, and they are really progressive.
cookie_nut Re: The person within Department of State who pushed for twitter uptime.17th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
This makes me even MORE angry at the people talking about attacking Iran and bombing the country.


one_hoopy_frood 17th-Jun-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
I can't believe Change_for_Iran just apologized for their spelling/grammar at a time like this. I can't imagine thinking in a second language after getting home from days of having my life in danger and hardly any sleep.
doublekill 17th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
I dunno if anyone's posted the MSNBC article (sorry if it has, I haven't had a chance to fully read back), but since it's on my news ticker...

It doesn't have a lot more than what we already know, but there was something interesting I found.

More ballots than voters?

[Mousavis] representative, reformist cleric Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, said after a meeting with the council Tuesday the number of votes in counted in 70 districts was higher than the population in those districts. He also said many polling stations were closed sooner than scheduled on election night while people were still lining up.


Edited at 2009-06-17 05:07 pm (UTC)
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, true story. Some places had a voter turnout of over 100%.

I can't decide if the Iranian government's incompetence is funny or sad.
darth_nickels 17th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Shit, what just happened to the Whyweprotest- Iran boards??

Fuck if this is /b/ I'll find them
evilgmbethy 17th-Jun-2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
it's working for me.. ?
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