February 5th, 2009 | Tags: internet, iran, Web 2.0
Balatarin ( Farsi: بالاترین ) is a farsi website dedicated to social information sharing and link aggregation. This site is much like digg but mostly for the Iranian internet sphere. (wikipedia article)
A couple of days ago, the site was hacked (most likely their DNS or the registrar info) and suddenly the importance of this site to Iranian internet users became quite apparent.
Well, the good news is that the site owners have now gained control of the site. It will come back soon, but in the meantime here’s the message on the front page:
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