egypt articles

Twitter year in review: top topics of 2011

Twitter year in review: top topics of 2011

As part of Twitter’s multi-part 2011 Year in Review report, the company has revealed a list of hot topics covering a variety of categories. The top hashtags, comprised of current events and Internet memes, include #egypt, #tigerblood, and #threewordstoliveby. These…

China starts censoring the word "Egypt"

China's communist government is trying to make it harder for its citizens to discuss the mass protests currently occurring in Egypt. Chinese officials are wary of violent uprisings in parts of their country, and so have begun blocking the word…
Google lets Egypt send voice tweets sans Internet

Google lets Egypt send voice tweets sans Internet

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…