Google lets Egypt send voice tweets sans Internet

Matthew

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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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Tanstar

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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?
 

princeton

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Tanstar said:
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?
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.