VERY FROWNY EMOTICONS  11:41 am February 11, 2010

Apparently Iran Hates ‘Google Buzz’ More Than Just The Usual Amount That Everyone Else Does

by Juli Weiner

The worst news for Iranians using Gmail in Iran: Iran has banned Gmail! Uh, and the country is trying to make up for it by inventing some national email thing that is decidedly not Gmail: “Iran’s telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.’s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out. It wasn’t clear late Wednesday what effect the order had on Google’s email services in Iran.” Nevermind that those two sentences appear to be mutually exclusive (right though?), the point is: what of Gchat? Is everyone just supposed to guess what song lyrics everyone else finds particularly poignant without status messages? Like right, that’ll just totally work out. [Mashable]

 
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phineas_bounderby February 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

Hate Google buzz. Actually I rather like having conversations with people I barely know speculating about exactly how we arrived in the same digital room. It’s charming in a creepy sort of way.

SayItWithWookies February 11, 2010 at 11:51 am

So the Iranian government finds it so hard to hack Gmail accounts that they have to start their own service? Hey, Iranian people — your leaders are dumber than the 15-year-old kid who got into Sarah Palin’s email! That should get some of the youngsters riled up.

Katydid February 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Yeah, got the weird Google Buzz screen this morning when I clicked Gmail. As there was no WTF is this shit option, I clicked Nah, take me to my Inbox.

x111e7thst February 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Beaten with truncheons, shot in the streets, forced to use Yahoo and Hotmail. Oh the humanity.

Mr Blifil February 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Totalitarians are so cute when they realize that some people use the internet for other stuff besides porn. Of course I guess it depends on your definition of porn.

Come here a minute February 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

This story is like a black fly in my Chardonnay.

Mr Blifil February 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm

[re=511237]x111e7thst[/re]: That was sweet, you get a cookie

Tommmcatt February 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I would actually rather have my eMail poured over by theocratic secret police than use Gmail as well, thank you very much.

Tommmcatt February 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm

[re=511244]Come here a minute[/re]:

You can skip forward to another song, you know.

comicbookguy February 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

They’re going to build their own gmail, as soon as they figure out how to write a computer program. So far {death.(America);} doesn’t seem to work.

Screw you guys, I’ll go start my own email system, with hookers and blackjack. In fact, forget the email!

comicbookguy February 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

[re=511269]Tommmcatt[/re]: Yeah, well you oughta know.

Jim89048 February 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm

There IS a “turn off gmail buzz” thingy at the bottom, also.

Check Out My Rack February 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Will it be called Is-mail?  Sorry, that was awful.  It’s early.

TGY February 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Iran Wide Web?

gurukalehuru February 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

China hates the Internet, Iran hates the Internet…there must be something to this internet thing.

pampl February 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Sources say the Iranian government has already enriched its email to 5GB. Tehran claims that this will be used for peaceful purposes, and not to spam Israel with taunting advertisements for foreskin enlargement

TGY February 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

[re=511347]gurukalehuru[/re]: The Intarwebs is the Great Tube of Freedom! Well, and porn.

Extemporanus February 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Will Pete Hoekstra gshat his take on this? I’m at a loss for fucking retarded comparisons.

Extemporanus February 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

[re=511308]Check Out My Rack[/re]: NICE MOVE, MOBY DICKFACE.

mfg February 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

its just like wacky ol’ ahmadinejad to take away trollin’ fun times! what’s next, no more of us old men with oxygen tanks hanging out at malls?

gjdodger February 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

[re=511308]Check Out My Rack[/re]: G-had mail!

Schmegeg February 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm

How will Iranians get their gray market medications and body part enlarging potions? Will spammers be able to blanket mail them with something like: “President Achmedoodlebug is Gay!”

sezme February 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Just don’t tell the Iranian government about Twitter. Shhh…

JooJoo Bee February 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm

II heard they want to start something called iMail,but Steve Jobs is all over it, so don’t bank on that.

Magnus Maximus February 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm

As long as this doesn’t hinder Ahmadinejad’s ability to obtain beige canvas jackets, I have no opinion on it.

Soenaryo February 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

That means, the government believes Iran is still better than the Yahoo mail Google mail .. just like me ha .. ha .. yeah, I thought it was just one option in life only .. Being different is not wrong …

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