Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
and his government have worked diligently to try and obstruct the
flow of communication through the country -- but continues to leave
gaping loopholes that can be exploited by tech-friendly computer
Using the power of the internet, teenagers in Iran are
messages, videos and other published information to one another
throughout the country. Specifically, they also are sharing
information with people in the Middle East and the rest of the world
at an alarming rate.
The Iranian government will
continue to try and censor the media and internet, but will likely
suffer a defeat, as more viral videos are recorded and shared.
Furthermore, people outside of Iran are using the internet to show
support for Iranians, a notion that wasn't shared just a few years
I'm curious to see how Iranian citizens continue
to stay one step ahead of the government, which is looking to
continually shut them down. Unlike China, it doesn't seem like
the Iranian government looks to actively jail bloggers on such a
large scale, but that doesn't mean they are able to publish content
without any repercussions.
In the future, look for younger
internet users inside Iran to continue showing some of the real world
situations that average citizens must deal with.