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Social Media in Crisis: Lessons from the Iran Election Aftermath

July 09, 2009

During the Iranian presidential race, reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi used Facebook, YouTube and cell phone networks to garner support among the young and well-connected in Iran. In the tumultuous days after the election, we turned to the internet for a moment-by-moment account of events on the ground -- and wondered how all of this is affecting the ultimate outcome. Katrin Verclas, co-founder and editor of MobileActive.org, will share insights of Iranians' and our experience of this and other controversial elections through social media.

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