How social media can make history

Another excellent TED talk, with a crystal clear presentation from Clay Shirky on how the world of media has changed. If you have a message and want to get it out to the world, or have a product and want to market it, you need to spend 15 minutes of your life watching this.

“While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.”