Daily Archives: March 26, 2012

Why I deleted my Facebook Account?

I deleted my Facebook account specially after President Obama in his Nowruz Speech referred to Facebook as a weapon against Iran.

Of course another reason for that is: believe it or not, Facebook is not designed according to our culture and beliefs, so you could see a lot of photos or videos that are not recommended for Shia Muslims and specially a Young Shia Muslim.

For example one day I saw a photo of one of my female classmates that I couldn’t believe she does not believe in Hijab.

One day I received an email from one of my students who said:

Dear Professor! you always recommend us not to use VPN or Proxy to bypass Filtered websites because they are full of sins and may cause you to fall into Satan’s trap, so why you yourself has two accounts in Facebook? (One for myself and one for my website)

He was right and I didn’t know what to say 🙁

Of course I created my accounts when Facebook was at the beginning of his road and our government hadn’t blocked that and I didn’t log in to my account after it was filtered.

But maybe the main reason for which I decided to delete my accounts today, is that after Obama’s speech, Facebook increased its Email Alerts to tempt Iranian’s youth to be active in Facebook. I received more than 10 emails through these three days!

I’m sure Facebook does that just for Iranian users who are not active!

Therefore, before I fall into the trap of Satan, I went to this address and I deleted both of my accounts: