Iran unrest and social media, hipsters, Spezify, Michael Jang, Systm, and more.
This week's news:
- "Look at This F***ing Hipster" blog is the latest in string of marginally funny sites to get a book deal
- Helpful and free iPhone app for chronic texters. Circumvent text plan limits. Chat in groups.
- Spezify: Fun, visual term search (via Fred Wilson on Friendfeed)
- Just plain cool website from talented photogragher: Michael Jang photography
- Revision3 Systm says goodbye
Social media's role in Iran's unrest:
- TWiT president Dane Golden interviews freelance journalist Jason Rezaian about his recent stay in Tehran, Iran and the role of technology and social media in recent events there. Jason's recent pieces:
- Iranian journalist Omid Memarian who writes for the IPS News Agency and blogs for the Huffington Post. He is the recipient, in 2005, of Human Rights Watch's Human Rights Defender Award.
Audible.com picks of the week: The Persian Night: Iran from Khomeini to Ahmadinejadand Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. For a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/night.