Google creates Twitter loophole for Egyptians

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 1, 2011 17:06




Google Inc has launched a service that allows people in Egypt to send out Twitter messages by leaving a voice mail on a specific phone number, Reuters reported Wednesday. The service, developed by Google and Twitter engineers, enables users to have their voicemails automatically translated into an audio file message that is sent to Twitter on the #egypt identifying tab.

No Internet connection is needed for the service, as internet remains cut off in Egypt amidst the continuing protests. The service, therefore, "enables more Egyptians to be heard," a Google spokesperson said.


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