Wednesday, June 17, 2009

You can help.

I'm not a Twitterer. Tweeter? Whatever.

But if you are, you can help the Iranian protesters. (For those of you too busy reading Us Weekly and watching The Bachelorette to know what's going on there, read about it here. And then you can get back to stories about Jon Gosselin.)

Anyway, here's what you can do (stolen from Vivian who in turn stole it from BoingBoing):

Help cover the bloggers: change your Twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become 'Iranians' it becomes much harder to find them.

Get going!

*Edit: You know, I woke up this morning thinking, "Wait...if we can all change our location to Tehran, why can't the Iranians just change their location to America? Wouldn't that be easier?" Now, I'm not trying to make light of the situation--protesters are being hunted down and killed over there simply for voicing an opposing opinion--but it just seems like an easier solution to me.

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