Google And Twitter Launches Call-to-Tweet Service To Help Activists in Egypt

1 Feb, 2011

As theIinternet access remains blocked in Egypt a group of engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow worked together in launching speak-to-tweet service— giving the  ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.

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 @speak2tweet.

Google said in a blog post “We hope that this will go some way to helping people in Egypt stay connected at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone there.”

SayNow was acquired by Google  last week.

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