The last of Egypt's main Internet service providers, the Noor Group, went offline yesterday. Without internet, Egyptians are being muted, leaving "The Papyrus Revolution" without a voice.
This past weekend, Google and Twitter introduced a speak-to-tweet service, allowing Egyptians to tweet using just a voice connection.
It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) 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 twitter.com/speak2tweet.
Good job, Google and Twitter. Here's hoping phone service stays online...