Vahid Online is by far one of the most followed Iranian on almost any social network. He reads the news unlike anyone else and is considered by many of his 23,000 followers as the source for daily news and information. Vahid had to flee Iran after he was tracked down for his activities during the early post-election period. By that time he acted as a source of information for the media outside Iran regarding the developments inside the country. He was almost shot while escaping from the border police on a donkey.