According to a recent study conducted by Standford University, Internet penetration is spreading faster in Iran than it is in any other Middle Eastern country. In fact, all eight candidates running for the Presidential seat in Iran this Friday have their own websites in addition to those of their supporters, allowing them to campaign online. One of the main reasons for this could be that the rules that apply to campaigning online are less strict than those applied to campaigning elsewhere.
Although the Internet has not transformed the government, it has laid the groundwork for major change in the near future as it allows those on the 'outside' participate as actively as those on the 'inside' facilitating democratic purposes. For a country where the Internet explosion only started in the late 1990s that's not too bad at all!