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IRAN: Twitter, NTT America hold off maintenance to keep channel clear

June 16, 2009 | 10:07 am
Credit: Abedin Taherkenareh / EPA

David Sarno on our Tech blog writes on Twitter's decision to delay maintenance in order to keep the lines open after Iran's presidential election.

For a service that limits users to 140 characters, Twitter is finding its influence growing worldwide. The San Francisco company Monday delayed a crucial maintenance operation to accommodate the high volume of information flowing about the explosive election protests in Iran.

People both inside and outside Iran have been sending short text messages about the violence and civil disobedience that has engulfed the nation's capital, Tehran, for the last two days. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has defended his reelection last week, but the protests have grown more intense.

In a blog post Monday afternoon, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said his site's scheduled maintenance would be delayed from overnight -- daytime in Iran -- to 2 to 3 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday, which would be the middle of the night in Iran.

Continue reading, "Twitter, NTT America hold off maintenance to keep Iran channel clear" on the Technology blog.

Complete post Iran election coverage at "Iran's presidential election."