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Google lets Egypt send voice tweets sans Internet

By Matthew
Jan 31, 2011
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  1. In response to the Internet blackout in Egypt, a small group of engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow have developed a "speak-to-tweet" service that lets anyone send messages over Twitter without an Internet connection. Users can tweet by leaving a voice message at one of three international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855).

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  2. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 800   +18

    Virtual high five for Google, Twitter, and SayNow! Great job on this guys!
     
  3. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    +1
    This is a pretty bold step will be interested to see how the Egyptian government responds.
     
  4. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 364   +70

    How did anyone in Egypt find out about this? They didn't see it online, so did someone with a lot of Egyptian contacts send out a mass txt or something?
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    I think it just spread like a rumor. Someone was told about the service and they told someone, who told all his family, who told their friends ect ect.
     
  6. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    only chance is the telecommunication if that is alive.
     

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