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Most common tools used. The scholar lists four common tools that are quite helpful during protests: (a) social networking sites, (b) file sharing software, (c) blogs, and (d) webcams. In particular, social networking sites facilitate online and offline political rallies and strategy formulation, file-sharing continues to challenge culture industry outlets, blogs function as independent editorial pages, and webcams deliver what embedded network video cannot (Russell 2005); 4. the “network quality” of the action.

Tweets were circulating outside the country in which protest arose. The scholar testifies that, prior to one of the major Iranian protests of 2009, a journalist in Germany showed her a list of three prominent Twitter accounts commenting on the events in Teheran, and asked her if she knew the identities of the contributors. Esfandiari told her she did, but the journalist seemed disappointed when the author told her that one of them was in the United States, one was in Turkey, and the third, who specialized in urging people to take to the streets, was based in Switzerland.

7 See the interesting essay by Bowman on United States export controls for the modern era, referring to e-mails, servers and software (Bowman 2004), and the long, ongoing debate surrounding this issue. The author notes that one of the primary issues driving this debate has been the question of how to balance the largely incompatible goals of promoting commercial exports and ensuring United States national security (Bowman 2004: 325); and the same problem affected software as well because, in some cases, Internet postings of software can be considered export (Bowman 2004: 324).

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