It's pretty cool to see all of the activity in Iran. Given they've been labeled one of the top "Evil Places in the World" for so long, it's interesting to see the stereotypes challenged by huge throngs of people using modern technology to try to modernize their society politically.
Are those in charge reinforcing some of the negative stereotypes? Sure. But like China and Iraq, we're clearly seeing that the people of a nation do not all conform to a single political or cultural type. It's always been humorous to me that, despite the diversity in America, we so often assume all the people of another nation are essentially clones.
So if you're checking things out and you want to get a better context for what's going on, here's a good primer.