One sound bite: "In contrast to the conventional wisdom that Iranian bloggers are mainly young democrats critical of the regime, we found a wide range of opinions representing religious conservative points of view as well as secular and reform-minded ones, and topics ranging from politics and human rights to poetry, religion and pop culture."
- The Persian blogosphere has approximately 60,000 routinely updated blogs.
- The Iranian blogosphere is dominated by four major network formations with identifiable sub-clusters: 1) Secular/Reformist, 2) Conservative/Religious, 3) Persian Poetry and Literature, and 4) Mixed Networks.
- Anonymous blogging is more common in the Conservative/Religious network formation than in the Secular/Reformist one.
- State blocking of blogs is less pervasive than expected, though clearly more common in the Secular/Reformist network formation.
- 40% of the blogs are by women; a huge number are about poetry (!)