The way the world uses media can change on a dime.
The events around the election in Iran is a startling example of just how things have changed.
Most of the the world’s major networks have been tossed out of the country.
Reporters have been arrested, their cameras confiscated. Yet word of riots and unrest continue to get out of the country.
Twitter is the reason.
Iran has closed down most all of the social networking sites. Somehow, Twitter continues to operate.
Much of the news reports are not from the networks but from bloggers and apparently Iran has many of them.
Network reporters still in the country are shooting scenes with their cellphones.
Twitter is the ultimate weapon in creating democracy. No wonder North Korea keeps cellphones and the internet out.
The Voice Of The Iranian Revolution can be heard in the US at 1:30-2:30 GMT on 7235 and 9495 shortwave.
The BBC World Service available on XM/Sirius and via the web will likely have the best coverage from overseas.
There is no telling how things will play out in Iran. But every indication is the Revolution is back on and this time the people are in charge.