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Twitter was great for communicating with the West, but other online tools aid increasingly sophisticated activists
By Jia Lynn Yang, writer
During protests in Iran this summer over the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, social networking tool Twitter's raison d'être overnight went from frivolous to vital: The world outside Iran followed every spurt of information that trickled out on mobile phones outfitted with the Twitter application.
Since then, activists have only grown more MOREDec 16, 2009 12:04 PM ET
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