Twitter is turning green for the people of Iran

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The image you’re looking at above is my first page on Twitter when searching for the #iranelection. Notice the fact that a lot of those avatars have turned green? That’s the Twitter way of saying we support your fight for freedom! Sites like HelpIranElection and IranGreenThumbnails help you color yours. CreativeBits provide a set of icons that let’s you show your colors.

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Twitter icons over at CreativeBits

On top of this TED rushed out a speech and an interview with NYU professor Clay Shirky who earlier this year revealed how cellphones, the web, Facebook and Twitter had changed the rules of the game, allowing ordinary citizens extraordinary new powers to impact real-world events.

Since the Iran election last week the ‘hash’ tag #iranelection has been the trending twitter and it doesn’t seem to loose it’s grip. People all over the world are showing their support and as the Iranian government is shutting down all information sources Twitter and a few other social networks remain the single place for information to sip in and out. Hackers from around the world (and Sweden) struggle to break down the IP wall defense and thereby free information.

We, the citizens of the NET come together once again for something outside our own country, continent or part of the world. We don’t care about borders, race, religion, culture or other differences. We only care about what’s right and wrong and we’re prepared to help to change it.

So, what are you waiting for? Spread the news.

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Curiosity. My greatest asset. Born 1971 and Raised in the suburbs of style city Stockholm, creativity was always a part of growing up. With a background as a former snowboard professional (with among others Greger Hagelin from WE and Per Holknekt from Odd Molly as sponsors) and one of the few in the world who nailed a 1440° spin, I started my career on the buyer side. Marketing exclusive golf brands such as Mizuno, King Cobra and Goldwin gave me insight into the demands of advertisers and consumers but foremost the complexity behind how products actually make it into the stores. Always full of ideas, I felt I needed to move on to the creative side of the business. Internet, on the rise in Sweden drew me into the digital revolution already in 1994. In 1998 however I joined Framfab, one of the late 90’s fast-moving companies. As a concept developer and key account manager I parted in creating award winning projects for clients like Vattenfall , Bredbandsbolaget, Nike Europe and Volvo Cars. I also held a position within Framfab Innovation. The incubator of new ideas within Framfab. After Framfab had grown in just two years from 130 employees to 3400, I felt I needed to move to a smaller organization. Abel & Baker - in 2001 the worlds most awarded digital advertising company attracted me. At A&B I tool part in winning the global account for adidas, but I also worked with MTV, Nokia, Toyota, Årets Kock, ICA and the Red Cross. In 2002 I left Abel & Baker to found something of my own - Foreign. Foreign - an ideas creator with focus on the communication of tomorrow - based in Stockholm, Sweden. Foreign quickly grew to 27 employees and was awarded in the Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festivals, London International Advertising Awards, Epica, Clio, Cresta and other award shows every year since start up. Foreign launched both digital and integrated global campaigns for BMW Motorrad, MTV, H&M, IKEA, Omega, Beckers, Com Hem, Intersport, Kosta Boda, adidas International and many more. In September 2008 I took the decision to close Foreign down after almost 7 years. I’m now consulting within the same business on my own. Apart from Foreign I’ve also founded WhiskyGrotto.com and Co-Founded PremierGoals.com. Thru the years, leadership and success has been important, but enjoying life, loyalty and sincerity is what drives me further. I consider my part in motivating adidas to let fairly small Foreign handle adidas global digital World Cup campaigns my proudest moment in business. The birth of my two daughters Ebba & Linn is my proudest moment in life.