In the blogosphere today, Farsi is the fourth-most frequently used language, even though Iran was the first country to take action against bloggers in 2003. There are currently over 64,000 Iranian's blogging which is an amazing number considering that there are only 50 Iraqis doing so. The increasingly harsh measures used to punish bloggers here has resulted in more and more bloggers choosing to publish anonymously instead.
Iranians use blogs for a variety of reasons from bypassing strict state censorship to publish their work on-line; established journalists post uncensored reports on their blogs; expatriate Iranians worldwide use their blogs to communicate with those back home; ordinary citizens record their thoughts and deeds in daily journals; and student groups and NGOs utilize their blogs as a means of coordinating their activities.
Blogs and other similar on-line communities in Iran have allowed the tech-savvy younger generation (of which nearly all of them have access to the Internet through their schools), to evade existing cultural and political restrictions which are strictly enforced in the offline world, for example socializing between the sexes. Perhaps more importantly, the Internet has also provided pro-democracy advocates in Iran and avenue to express themselves and to communicate with one another.