Has the mainstream media faced it's Operation Desert Storm moment? It looks like the situation in Iran has put the major media outlets on the outside where new media tools such as Twitter is where people go to get their information. Because of the international media crackdown in Iran, the ability for the behemoth companies to cover this major news story is hindered if not completely rendered useless. Ted Turner in the 1980s invested in satellite technology so he would be able to broadcast live from all over the world. If people remember, CNN was once called "The Chicken Noodle Network" it was a joke. It was a joke until the bombs started to fall in Baghdad in early 1991, and the only place one could find these live images was on CNN. The way we expected to get our news changed. Fast forward to 2009 and Iran has shut out most media, but the internet is so difficult to have full control over. This brings me back to twitter a quick hit social media site where people can link to various message boards, blogs and other sites to get their information. The citizen journalist becomes the story teller and all eyes and ears focus on what the people in the street are telling us. It is a direct source to a changing time Where the mainstream was focused on one thing, the people were somewhere else. And just like an American election was influenced by new media, the people in Iran are mobilizing themselves and informing the world using new media. In the words of the young people outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, "The Whole World is Watching" We sure are watching, and this revolution is not televised, it is Twiterized.