As Egypt has cut internet service, protesters are struggling to get their voice heard. Google, Twitter and SayNow have teamed up to allow protesters to post tweets via cell phone calls:
Callers in Egypt had three numbers to leave recorded messages, based in the United States (1-650-419-4196), in Italy (39-06) 6220-7294 and in Bahrain (973) 1619-9855.
Then the service will instantly send the recorded call as a Twitter message using the hashtag #egypt. They are subject to international calling charges, but Google and SayNow, which announced last month that it had been acquired by Google, are also exploring the possibility of setting up a local phone number in Egypt, someone close to the project said on Tuesday.
The tag #Egypt is going crazy right now. Within a few seconds there were almost a thousand new tweets.
Time will tell if the revolt will bring about democracy or a more radical government.
Very interesting idea though to bypass Egyptian government internet ban. I am just curious how long it will be until cell phone service is cut.