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Twitter to save Iraq

In an attempt to rebuild Iraq’s broken technology industry American officials managing foreign affairs in the country have turned to twitter, the social networking and micro-blogging service. These officials are hoping twitter and other online services including Google and YouTube will initiate power in the falling country, during a five-day visit.  

It’s estimated that only 5% of Iraqis currently have web access at home, due to ongoing conflict which has disrupted efforts to improve the service, despite many being familiar with the internet. Among these is anonymous blogger Salam Pax, whose online journals amidst the 2003 invasion exposed the going-ons in the country. The full story can be found here.

So will twitter bring Iraq to life? Only time will tell.

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