Iran Elections Crisis: Online Reading List


I asked Cyrus Farivar, an Iranian-American journalist and the author of the forthcoming book "The Internet of Elsewhere," about the history and effects of the Internet in four countries around the world — including Iran — to send us some of his favorite English-language links on the topic of the turmoil in Iran.

He kindly obliged. As Jon Stewart aptly lampooned on last night's Daily Show, cable news networks seem to be having a grand time pointing to random Facebook and MySpace status updates, for lack of better understanding of Iranian online culture. Do yourself a favor, try the list Cyrus compiled, instead.