Social Media’s Importance In Foreign Affairs
It’s no shocker that Iran’s recent elections have made the headlines of every major news network.
However what IS noteworthy is the role social media is playing in the recent turmoil.
Keeping information and content within your region or country has become literally impossible thanks to the world wide web.
The same holds true for social networking via Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Iranian citizens are able to keep the rest of the world updated in a 140 word blurb on their Twitter, a valuable resource that didn’t use to exist.
This new social media turn is refreshing and innovative, no longer will we question what really IS going on in a protesting country or nation.
This is an unforeseen route that social media has taken, we have always looked at Twitter or other social media sites as vehicles for personal or company gain…now we have opened up a completely different door.
Personally, this is a thrilling turn for us aspiring innovators, because this shows that we have more resources to cause change and connect people than previously considered.
I only hope that this sort of connection does not get abused or misused, it would be naive to rule out any sort of cyberwarfare or attacks against outside governments.
Thus, with admiration and caution, I end this blog entry, and log onto my Twitter to view the latest updates.