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Google and Twitter team up to help protesters communicate.

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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 08:29 PM

A group of engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (which Google acquired last week) were hard at work building a speak-to-tweet service for protesters in Egypt this weekend. tm_content=Twitter

Technology is just cannot be stopped.

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by mayabong

Too bad Google and Twitter won't help the American people do something about their own despotic government.

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 08:39 PM
reply to post by mayabong

Technology is the greatest threat to the elite.

Here's a Yahoo article on the subject. It's pretty cool Google is helping the cause but reading the comments below the article, some people already are claiming George Soros is behind this.

Where's Boondock?

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 11:11 PM
reply to post by mayabong

Maybe anyone searching will read this,
and pass it on.

Google, return to humanity. Humanity calls!

Google launches Twitter workaround for Egypt

It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of
these international phone numbers






and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt.

No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to

Google launched a special service to allow people in Egypt to send Twitter messages by dialing a phone number and leaving a voicemail, as Internet access remains cut off in the country amid anti-government protests.

"Like many people we've been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground," read a post on Google's official corporate blog on Monday.

The service, which Google said was developed with engineers from Twitter, allows people to dial a telephone number and leave a voicemail. The voicemail is automatically translated into an audio file message that is sent on Twitter using the identifying tag egypt, Google said.

posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 12:08 AM
reply to post by burntheships

I am hearing that the govt has cut off cellular service, so the google-twitter effort might have little chance of success.

If you have a satellite phone, then that's another story.

There is also ham radio that might help spread the news from outside and inside Egypt, as well as other am / fm / and sirius transmissions from nearby countries.

They can't kill everything!

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