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Google Creates Speak-to-Tweet Service for Egyptians
By Vincent Chang - on 1 Feb 2011, 9:07am

Google Creates Speak-to-Tweet Service for Egyptians

Looks like Google is doing its best to help the Egyptian protesters who are now living under an internet blackout. The company has created a new service which allows Egyptians to call an international number and leave a voicemail. The voicemail message will then be instantly sent to Twitter under the #egypt hashtag.

Google Blog - Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service—the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.

 


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