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Speak To Tweet Gives Egyptians Voice


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

Good job, Google and Twitter. Here's hoping phone service stays online...

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