You’ll probably be seeing quite a bit of Iran-related news around rizzn.com for a while.  It’s a topic that I find fascinating both as a technologist and as a student of politics, and I think it’s important to keep abreast of what might be one of the major defining political events of the decade.

This item has a tech-aspect to it – I caught a Friendfeed post from site co-founder Bret Taylor a couple of hours ago, talking about the sharp decline in Iranian visitors they experienced yesterday, during the rioting in Tehran.

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It’s interesting to note this puts Friendfeed amongst an elite group of services – you know you’ve made it once you’ve been blocked by a country.  As Bret noted in statements to Techcrunch’s MG Siegler, “Iran is one of the service’s most active countries, and it is the most active region as defined by comments per user per day.”