Twitter is facilitating democracy in Iran! The media is reveling in the idea
that the tiny communication technology is calling forth democracy in one prong of the "Axis of Evil," accomplishing in mere days in Iran what our military failed to accomplish for years next door in Iraq.
These events beg a question some analysts have been asking since the dawn of the so-called new economy, when the internet and digital communications became integrated with the for-profit privately held universe. The question goes something like: Who will guarantee free expression now that we depend on businesses to transmit those expressions?