Actually Twitter is different than open source programs or IRC or any other app. Since it can be used solely with SMS (texting) via short codes from any cellphone in the world. So let's say the Iranian Government started shutting down different internet connections or something, people would still have there mobile phones to use Twitter and let every one know what's going on. (Of course that would make them look guilty & I suppose if they could do that, they could block all sms communication as well but it's still different than the aforementioned comparisons.)
For an interesting "Twitterer", check out
Well, I'm leaving this comment from my HTC G-1 on T-Mobile's (limited) 3G footprint and although my carrier's not as big as AT&T, I've been able to use MMS (plus other features the iPhone can't do yet) since I got my device in October. Now that T-Mobile is releasing a few new touchscreen devices, angry AT&T subscribers may have viable alternatives.
(Ps. I don't work for T-Mobile, I'm just a happy customer & I love the Android OS.)
That's it, I'm moving to New Zealand!
But seriously, although it's refreshing to see the law not overreacting, I must agree that this seems like too little was done. At least equivalent restitution or something but at least they didn't give him 10-20 and create another career criminal.