[Air-L] Egypt again - Google and others invent

Tuszynski, Stephanie STuszynski at bethanywv.edu
Tue Feb 1 10:45:25 PST 2011

It's particularly ironic in light of Google's actions with regard to China's policies about controlling information. Apparently when the repressive government seems to maybe be losing, or it might get them some good press, Google is going to side with the little guys instead?

Dr. Stephanie Tuszynski
Assistant Professor of Communication
Bethany College

Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:21:11 +0100
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Subject: [Air-L] Egypt again - Google and others invent
        "Voice2Twitter" for     Egypt
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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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