So Facebook is Halal all of a sudden?
Despite condemnation of social media, it appears that Ayatollah Khamenei now has his own Facebook page. Censorship is as active on Facebook as any other media in Iran — critical comments come down as fast as they go up. Read more to find out what kind of response there has been to the Supreme Leader’s new Facebook presence,
Celebrating Norooz Norooz, a celebration of the new year that is marked by people from every religion and belief, was met with relief and joy by Iranians all over the world. Millions in Iran traveled in cars, buses, trains, and planes to see family and friends and to do a bit of urban camping. Iran’s [...]
In Arseh Sevom’s first ever newsletter (online here), we looked back at some of the highlights from the pages of our website. Those included:
This post is part of special series of articles focusing on managing your online security and privacy. The complete series can be found in Persian at this link: http://bit.ly/n19Pzk.
Two Important Facebook Issues
Facebook has been in the news for two unrelated, yet disturbing issues. One concerns rumors of an attack on Facebook by the group Anonymous. The other is related to Facebook’s newest privacy intrusion. People who use its mobile phone application have found that the phone numbers of their contacts are now being imported into Facebook’s database.
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Today’s featured piece from Arseh Sevom’s Civil Society Zine is The Death of the “Twitter Revolution” and the Struggle over Internet Narratives from PhD candidate Donya Alinejad. In her piece, she poses questions about techno-utopianism, Cold War imagery, and the real and imagined effects of social media and the internet in creating offline actions. The [...]
It’s hard to avoid discussions about the use of Facebook to galvanize protests from Egypt than to Wisconsin. As we prepare for the first issue of our online magazine, we have come across many interesting discussions of networking, both digital and physical, that we will elaborate on a bit more in the future. Until then, [...]