Monday, June 22, 2009

Help Iranian bloggers through Twitter

I've been having a difficult time verifying this, but the initial tip comes from a blogger within Iran who says that one way Iranian authorities have been attempting to track down citizens blogging about what is happening in Iran is through people's locations and timestamps. Basically, they are filtering accounts with locations and time zones within Iran to make it easier to track down people who are putting out information.

What you can do is go into your account and change your location to Tehran, or some other Iranian city, and switch your time zone to +3:30GMT. The more people who do this, the more difficult it will be for authorities to track down people within Iran who are risking limb to put out information.

Sounds like a good strategy, to me.