Twitter Delays Downtime to Aid Iran Protesters
Maintenance reskedded to accommodate information flow
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2009 3:03 AM CDT
Protesters gather in Tehran to protest election results.   (©Hamed Saber)
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(Newser) – Twitter has pushed back work that would have taken the site offline to avoid disrupting the flow of information from Iran, Computer World reports. The site, which has proven to be a vital link between Iranian protesters and the rest of the world, will now be offline 2 to 3 pm Pacific time for essential maintenance, leaving the channels of communication clear during daylight hours in Tehran.