Twitter me this Bad-man in Iran

If you have been following the events in Iran, you may have heard the short messaging service Twitter is playing a key roll in communication between the protestors. Although Twitter is relatively new, it is quickly becoming part of the global culture.

So as things are playing out in Iran, it would seem evidence clearly points to the election being rigged by the sheer impossibility of counting 35 million paper ballots in about 3 hours. For a visual that is a stack of paper roughly 8750 feet tall or 2.66 km tall if you prefer the metric version.

So the attempt by cheater in chief to block communication has been thwarted by Twitter and at least 1 other popular web based network. So now what next.

Twitter is new to Connecting the Dots, but we did indulge recently, and we do like one thing in particular, and that is the real time posting. People who subscribe to our RSS feeds must wait for the feed spider programs to crawl our latest entry, and we have seen that can be up to 4 hours after the fact. Although our posts go out between midnight and 12:10 am Bangkok time, we do not start seeing reads until the crawls have completed.

It is that real time posting that is helping the protesters who’s votes were apparently stolen by the cheater in chief. This is a big problem and it is looking more and more like the People Power movement in the Philippines that sent president Marcos packing. The same scenario played out where Marcos rigged the elections.

So what will happen next depends on how nasty the cheater in chief gets, and considering if he plays hard and loses, he will never get out of Iran alive. Of that we are almost certain as there will be no grey area in this dispute.

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