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From Real-Time Election Tracking to Live Iran Protest Coverage

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jun 27, 2009   Updated: Jun 14 2011
We've covered a number of Twitter innovations both good and bad, but the articles in the slideshow below show how Twitter activism is quickly gaining ground.

From moms protesting a misguided Motrin ad campaign to citizens bypassing the media to share live coverage of protests in Iran, Twitter activism is clearly alive and well. Check out the slideshow below to see these innovations and more.

Implications - Social media has become an integral part of society. Through social sharing sites such as Twitter, people can communicate their viewpoints to the worldwide Web. This can be easily amplified to various other media outlets. These outlets will then take the story and send the message across a nation.