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15th-Jun-2009 03:23 pm
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I have been channeling news from Iran through Twitter all day. (And wondering why no one seems to be talking about it outside of Twitter.)

I want cookies & cream ice cream.

Did break to pay bills and make a run out to Russo's for veggies. But then right back to Twitter. I probably need to disconnect and just watch TV and knit for an hour or so, but it seems so self-indulgent to do that when there's a revolution on.
15th-Jun-2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
There are always revolutions going on, some more public than others. I don't think you knitting and watching tv to disconnect your brain for an hour is going to hurt the cause; for that matter, down-time might make your prayers more efficacious.
15th-Jun-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Like I just said, this is the internet. We are nodes. If one node goes down, it routes around us.
15th-Jun-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Salon.com and the BBC are both talking about it.
15th-Jun-2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to talk about it until I learn enough to say something cogent. It depresses me to the point that I want to do nothing but discuss fairyland. That said, springheel_jack says interesting things about the Twitter vs. Mainstream aspect of it here.
15th-Jun-2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been in a low-frivolity mood...

And I know I haven't got anything authoritative to say... I just abhorred the silence. You know?
15th-Jun-2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
I do. *nods*
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15th-Jun-2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Even as we speak, Betelgeuse is dying. If there are any life forms orbiting that star, they are in much more dire straits than any on our planet. And watching them won't help.

Even as we speak, whatever we're observing on Betelgeuse happened in the Seventeenth Century. If only we'd had the Internet then, we might have heard about it earlier.
15th-Jun-2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Depends on how long it takes to collapse, it might not have yet.
15th-Jun-2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
I've thought about talking about it, but politics on LJ are always a bad combination, impe. (Does InMyPersonalExperience already exist, or did I just make it up?)
15th-Jun-2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
As others said, take care of yourself. I've had to learn to disengage, for the sake of my own stability; it's hard to find the balance between being well-informed and being overwhelmed with information, especially when there isn't any action you can take to make things better.

Sorry, that's not very coherent...
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15th-Jun-2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
I feel like I've been holding hands with you and azurelunatic all day, as we retweet in our green...
15th-Jun-2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yes. I asked my scriptmaster to do an early archive dump to my journal as the sheer volume of it is overpowering and may break the script.
15th-Jun-2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I saw an article about it on NPR, fwiw.
15th-Jun-2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'm following via Google News België/Belgique where there are some interesting articles. I'm sure there's blogs that are more up-to-date though.

However, Iran has been in turmoil more than once, although this seems a bit more serious, I still think you can disconnect for a while :)
15th-Jun-2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Self-indulgent? No. You need breaks to keep your sanity and stress levels down.

15th-Jun-2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I hear you. I had to close my twazzup tab and go take a nap.
15th-Jun-2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ken and I are watching, and reading BBC newsfeed's updates, but we're generally trying to stay grounded about it -- we're not there, and no action or attention of ours will make a difference there today. Still, we're both fervently hoping that this is going to turn out to be the change that country had really hoped for and needed when they first threw the Shah out back in the 70's.

15th-Jun-2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
I have been keeping up with twitter too, it's so interesting to have the eye witness view.
15th-Jun-2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I have had the pleasure of working closely with several people from Iran, most of whom came to the US during the 1979 Islamic revolution. They are the nicest people I've ever met. One was viciously attacked at that time.

I haven't said anything, but I've been watching when I can. (As I'm at work, I kind of have to do that when I'm not on break or at lunch.)
15th-Jun-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
It's all over reddit.

Also, my Facebook profile. And a bit on coslinks :)
15th-Jun-2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Can't stop the signal. :)
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