Iranians on Facebook


Word on the street is Facebook is banned in Iran, but there are about ten jillion global Iranians on the social network anyway, and if you’re reading this, you’re probably one of them. Sadly, there are not nearly as many cool Iranian-related applications (Or maybe that’s a good thing, because application invites are getting really annoying – no, I do not want to be a zombie/vampire/pirate, you loser! And stop writing on my nonexistent FunWall!) but one I’ve found so far is the clever Faal e Hafez, which simulates the popular Iranian custom of fortune-telling via Hafez’s poetry.

More recently, Kiosk guitarist Babak Khiavchi created the Iranians of the Day application, which pulls current content from what is, arguably,’s best section – the one that highlights ordinary and extraordinary Iranians and satisfies your (okay, fine, my) inner Iranian-Internet voyeur. Seriously, without Iranians of the Day I don’t think I really would have gotten sucked into the whole Iranian thing, so if you’re on Facebook and you’re still waiting for an RSS feed for this section of, install the app and you’ll be content.

And another thing about Iranians on Facebook… it’s a really good way to connect with long-lost cousins (true story – I’ve found peeps from both sides, even) and get in touch with some pretty fancy professionals.

How do you use Facebook to get down with your Perzhian-ness? Leave a comment and I’ll update this post with your genius.

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A useless, boring app coming from useless, boring people about the most useless, boring section of Get your head out of your ass and add a Funwall to your profile, may be at least you could make yourself pass for someone interesting.

Thanks for your comment, Siaheh! You’re obviously a really classy and intelligent person so I appreciate you taking the time to opine.

Obviously, you’re very intelligent and classy calling people who are only being playful with you “losers” on your own site, a site that you so desperately need to get off the ground. Nuff said.

I approved your last comment but thought it’s probably more appropriate for me to answer you via email… but you didn’t leave your real email address.

Your first comment didn’t read as playful, so I answered it sarcastically. I should just have deleted it or answered you in a more straightforward way, because this is kind of a waste of time.

I don’t think you’re a loser, but I do think your comments come off as really rude. I also have no need or real desire to get Pars Arts “off the ground,” so why do you presume desperation? I write here in my spare time.

I do appreciate you taking the time to comment but wonder why you bother when you’ve just been combative. What’s the point? If you have a problem with me or the site, feel free to email me directly: editorATparsartsDOTcom.


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