Marking the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, San Francisco anti-war protesters have started using the micro-blogging service Twitter to coordinate their movements throughout the day.  With various protests and staged events occurring at multiple locations throughout the city, the organizing group, called Direct Action to Stop the War, is utilizing Twitter to move supporters to particular places at just the right times.

Wired reports:

Would-be protesters can subscribe for live updates on developments and news of the group's activities on their cell phones. Twitter updates are sent to the cellphones as text messages. The service is free for DASW since Twitter's footing the bill for sending the text messages…

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