Over the last several days, history has been changed by the new media, especially Twitter. A year ago, with mainstream media shut down, the massive demonstrations in Iran might have been a rumored upheaval. Now, via twitter and cell phones, we all can hear and see second by second what is going on. It is mind blowing. It’s not Ashton Kutcher who is putting Twitter on the map, it’s Iran. My son, Troy, and his wife, Simone, have been here with me for hours watching events unfold on CNN. Clearly, the impact isn’t just in the way events are being revealed to the outside world. There is the empowering way in which people within Tehran are communicating among themselves, finding out what’s happening in neighboring communities, developing strategy based on real time events, receiving news of friends and family. We haven’t begun to absorb what this new media will mean for the future but it’s clear that it has the potential to change what was a presidential election into a possible change of the entire structure of government.