Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Google Builds Service for Egyptians as Others Struggle - Digits - WSJ

Interesting times

In a boost to the free speech crowd, Internet giant Google entered the fray on evening of Jan. 31 and launched a new service that lets people post Twitter messages via old-fashioned landline phone service, which still works in Egypt.

The “speak-to-tweet service” will let people in Egypt tweet a message by making an international phone call, the company says. Simply leave a voicemail on a Google-supplied international phone number and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. The service was cooked up over the weekend by engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company Google acquired last week.

Google Builds Service for Egyptians as Others Struggle - Digits - WSJ

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