I find these two "tech battles" interesting in the context of "mass social mood".
"The makers of the BlackBerry were looking into the possibility of using servers in Saudi Arabia on Friday to avert a threatened ban on its Messenger services by Saudi government, which wants access to its encrypted network, a source said on Friday."
"Google Inc. reported Thursday that its Web search, mobile and advertising services in China had been blocked. It was unclear if the services had been temporarily disrupted or if they were being blocked by the Chinese government."
Source: LA Times