Twitter Buzz Over Iran's Gmail Ban

As soon as news of Iran’s ban on Gmail broke, Twitter was awash with outrage about Iranian censorship, but also with jokes about whether Google’s (GOOG) new update service had prompted the decision.

“Honestly, I didn’t think Buzz was *that* bad,” Alistair Coleman said in an update, a quip echoed in dozens of tweets linked to reports of the ban. “Iran hates Google Buzz so much it shuts down Gmail,” tweeted Aaron Spencer, who added the hashtag “#halfkidding.”

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