How social media can make history

As a follow-up to my last post about Twitter and the impact on journalism, in this video from TEDEd we find out more about the impact of social media.

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter, and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

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