Naseem And Twitter Army Help Make History

I'm following developments in Iran with interest on several different levels. First, it's fascinating to observe transition and change on a macro level as an entire nation experiences yet another revolution of sorts. Second, of course, is the role that women have to play in making change. Third, is the impact of technology and media, social media in particular, in the mix.

A couple of weeks ago, I began to follow Naseem, a 24-year-old UAE National student on Twitter. I was intrigued by her insightful tweets on a diversity of topics. I later learned that she is part Iranian and highly politically aware. Naseem has been tweeting virtually non-stop for three days on the developments in Iran. I'm amazed and inspired by her passion, her persistence and her desire to play a part on an indvidual level in the destiny of her mother's country of birth.

This morning I salute Naseem, and all women (and men) around the world who do whatever they can to initiate positive change in the world. You can follow Naseem, directly or through me, by clicking on the links in the Twitter stream on the right-hand-side of the page.

Below, Octavia Nasr, CNN's senior Arab affairs editor, talks about the role of technology in Iran's presidential election.