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Twitter vs CNN - Fail

The weekend immediately following the Iranian election saw a very interesting change in the way people consume news. The people of Iran took to the streets and started posting videos and tweets about the nation wide protest. It wasn't long before the election became a top topic on Twitscoop and other twitter trending sites.

CNN in the meantime was running a rerun of Larry 'Holy Crap he's still breathing' King interviewing the American Chopper gang. The internet was abuzz with juicy video, shot with cell phones and uploaded to YouTube and CNN dropped the ball.

CNN and other 24 hour news stations have conditioned us to expect the news to be current and omnipresent. They covered the riots on Sunday and if it wasn't for the storm of twitter coverage we probably would not have realized they were late to the party.