You may have read an earlier post about Egypt blocking popular social websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube due to demonstrators disseminating videos and photographs, along with coordinating movements, during the protests against President Hosni Mubarak. In that article, you learned how to use proxy servers and VPN services to bypass those website governmental blocks.
But is there an easier way to stay connected?
There is now, thanks to Google, Twitter and the newly Google-acquired SayNow. On the Official Google Blog, SayNow came up with a temporary solution over the weekend for Twitterers in Egypt— a speak-to-tweet service— the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.
How it works...
Anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers:
The phone service will instantly tweet your message using the hashtag #egypt.
NO INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED!
People in the area can listen to these tweeted messages by dialing those same international phone numbers above, or by going to:
Obviously, the above link DOES require an internet connection.