Monday, June 15, 2009

The revolution will be digitized

"The amazing thing about all the footage we... Read More’re seeing from Iran is that, in nearly every photo and every video clip, you can see people recording the scene with digital cameras and cell phones and camcorders. And then a lot of those people connect to the Internet and use web services like YouTube and Flickr and Brightcove to make their images and recordings available to the whole world, almost instantly. When the regime’s thugs open fire on a crowd, the video hits the net within minutes. It’s more difficult for despots to do their dirty work when the world is watching. The revolution will be digitized." (LGF)