- The Economist’s Bagehot writes about his idea of “The chemistry of revolution,” while admitting he’s generalizing from two.
- Ethan Zuckerman on “Iran, citizen media and media attention.” “Unfortunately, unlike positive online gestures of solidarity (retweeting reports from Iran, turning Twitter or Facebook pictures green), this one does little more than piss off sysadmins, helps Iranian authorities make the case that forces outside Iran are “attacking the country” and encourage user-driven censorship as a response to unwanted speech.” See the excellent “DDOS attacks on Iran’s web-sites: what a stupid idea!” [link to http://neteffect.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/06/15/ddos_attacks_on_irans_web_sites_what_a_stupid_idea no longer works] for more on that idea
- The Wall St Journal reports “Iran’s Web Spying Aided By Western Technology.”
- BoingBoing has links to “10 Iran web videos.”
- Meanwhile, people in Iran are being “Arrested for asking a policeman for his badge number.” Sorry, that should read Britian. Emergent Chaos regrets the confusion. Obviously, the corrupt politicians creating a police state in Britian speak English, which makes it all ok, like the US Department of Defense which presents “Protests are “Low-Level Terrorism”” [link to http://open.salon.com/blog/dennis_loo/2009/06/14/dod_training_manual_protests_are_low-level_terrorism no longer works]