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Blog: Iran President and Troublesome comments


DirkTheCow on Twitter just linked to ThisIsHerd blog post on Vancouver film students who blog. 3rd largest country for blogging.

Iran: A nation of bloggers from Mr.Aaron on Vimeo.
It’s just a shame that they don’t mention that the President of Iran blogs

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran Blog

It’s not that the video is wrong, it’s just that knowing the President of a country – especially Iran – blogs, adds something to the story. He even has comments turned on. Not the type we have in the West but presumably honest and valid in Middle Eastern culture:

Dear and honorable president my lasts comments not was pubblied and i admire you why this? Are messages too much for show all? Long life to you and Iran and all country that no like death but life.

If you are worried about negative comments, or having trouble selling social media to a Marketing Director consider this: is your brand in worse shape, would get more negative comments than Telstra (nowwearetalking) or the President of one of the so-called Axis of Evil? no? thought not. No excuses now then 🙂

By the way, I noticed Malcolm Turnbull has slacked off the blogging lately. Why? He got something better to do? Heh. *cracks whip*

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

4 thoughts on “Blog: Iran President and Troublesome comments

  1. Absolutely, President Ahmadinejad maintains a blog, and I remember it got acres of coverage at the time it went live.

    It’s interesting, not only because of his long, rambling style, but because, as you say, he actually had comments turned on.

    It’s a shame that it’s not been updated in a long while. You would have thought he might be looking for something to do on all those long flights off to meet Hugo Chavez of Venezuela!

  2. I think Malcolm Turnbull has given up on blogging and embraced microblogging… Nevermind Kevin-Oh!-Seven, Twitter is Turnbull’s new ball and chain… lol

    Incidentally I find it annoying that on Blogger blogs (like this one) there is a link that says Post A Comment (which brings up the post comment dialog) and another that says Post Comments (which brings up the comment feed for the individual entry.) This is seriously confusing. They sound the same and yet do very different things.

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