Gone Again: Twitter, Facebook Access in Iran
'Technical glitch' lasted just a few hours
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
Updated Sep 17, 2013 8:14 AM CDT
Iranians surf the web in an Internet cafe at a shopping center in central Tehran, Iran.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

(Newser) – Iranians were free to share duckface selfies, waste hours on FarmVille, and get angry at their friends for spoiling Breaking Bad plots ... for a few glorious hours, at least. Yes, after four years, Facebook and Twitter were back online in Tehran—at least for some local Internet service providers, the Washington Post notes—for several hours overnight. But blocks had been restored by this morning, the AP reports. A communications official blames the access on a "technical glitch." Some hopeful social media users initially thought perhaps it was a purposeful move from newly elected President Hasan Rouhani, who just recently tweeted happy Rosh Hashanah wishes.

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Sep 18, 2013 11:11 AM CDT
(R) 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Hello, Mr. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, is any way you can use your Rouhani's influence to release (only) one of our American Marine Corps from Iran's prison, he has been being captured for more than 2 years now; he is NOT a US Spy to against Iran's domestic affairs. Mr. President Hassan Rouhani, please set him free, the US Marine Corps to return back to USA, we know there're still 3 more years for that Democrat n_ger to stay in White House to stir up a very nasty and vicious war with Syrian and Hezbollah Shiah groups soon.
Sep 17, 2013 8:21 AM CDT
No more goat porn for you. Only the leaders get it now.
Sep 17, 2013 1:55 AM CDT
Hanks dies.