[Air-L] Egypt again - Google and others invent "Voice2Twitter" for Egypt

Samater Liban (gmail) samater.liban at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 07:21:11 PST 2011


Thought this might interest you:
On mashable:

>From mashable:
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.

The service, which is already live, enables users to send tweets using a
voice connection. Anyone can tweet by leaving a voicemail on one of three
international phone numbers: +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855.
Tweets sent using the service will automatically include the hashtag #egypt.

I think the interesting part is, that tech companies have now actively
decided to build a workaround for a government issued ban on parts of
communication, which actually is a corporate action against a state - or
not? Who/what governs such actions by corporations?

Well - thought it may enrich your day - have a good one.


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