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Twitter, Google Bypass Egyptian Internet Ban by Launching Speak2Tweet

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Since you live under a rock, you've probably missed this whole "Egypt is in the midst of a possible revolution" thing that's been going on for the past week. To catch you up: since Egyptians still have basically no Internet or SMS connectivity, Google and Twitter have joined forces to give voice to the country's people. Instead of connecting to the Web, people in Egypt can use a landline or cell phone (as service for those has been restored) to call one of three international numbers: +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855. They can leave a voicemail, which will then be automatically tweeted with the #egypt hashtag and posted to Other people can dial in to the same numbers or visit the Speak2Tweet page to listen to all of the voicemails.

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