The messaging service has become one of the most reliable sources of information coming out of Iran, where hundreds of thousands of people are protesting the disputed presidential election.
A post from this morning:
"@leiyers call frm student (Mazandaran Uni): "We R abt 1200 uni student locked in uni by ahmadi's Militia. We need help." #iranelectionless than 10 seconds ago from web
The following Twitter accounts have been among the most active in sending live updates:
The New York Times reports that "Iranians are blogging, posting to Facebook and, most visibly, coordinating their protests on Twitter, the messaging service. Their activity has increased, not decreased, since the presidential election on Friday and ensuing attempts by the government to restrict or censor their online communications."
The photograph above is from The New York Times, showing Iranians who support presidential opposition candidate Mir Hussein Moussavi.
- Lindsay Ruebens