The Iranian Election on Twitter: The First Eighteen Days
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(2009)

The political events that transpired during and after the 2009 Iranian election garnered global attention, particulary due to the purported importance of Twitter. As a platform- independent service for communication, Twitter has become a preferred vehicle to broadcast unfolding events in Iran both within the country and to an international audience. The use of Twitter to communicate about these events is a striking instance of the memetic spread of behaviors and ideas online.
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