Google helps Egyptians to use Twitter without Internet via Speak2Tweet

By on Feb 1, 2011 in Current Events, Internet, Technology, World Comments

Updated February 2, 2011 11:22 pm.

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Egypt President Hosni Mubarak announces a new government by appointing new cabinet members, but tens of thousands of protesters still want him out and some of them use Twitter despite Internet being blocked in their country.

According to Google on their official blog on Monday, Egyptians can still use Twitter even without Internet via Speak2Tweet, or audio tweeting. while Internet users can hear the messages via SayNow, with the player available below.

According to Google, this Speak2Tweet service was launched over the weekend to allow anyone to use Twitter through voice connection, which was a collaboration of engineers of Google, Twitter and the new company Google has acquired, SayNow.

With Speak2Tweet, anyone can leave a voice mail using international numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and messages will be posted at Twitter instantly using the hashtag #egypt, and therefore Internet connection is not required.

People without Internet can also listen to the message by dialing the given numbers above, while Internet users can read the messages visiting

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