Monday, January 31, 2011

Egypt Last Internet Service Goes Dark In Egypt, Google Twitter Brings in "Speak2Tweet" service

#Speak2Tweet #Egyptians Can Leave ##Twitter
I am like most others in the world, take breaks to look what is happening in Egypt. But it has not been easy to find news properly as every time you look, Egypt has lost connections to the world, (See the news post below, Just now, Egypt lost the last Internet Provider)
But at the same time many other avenues come up, just like the Twitter, Google and SayNow (Now owned by Google), alliance's solution.
With this solution which is already live, anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to
Official Google Blog: Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard

AP News

SEATTLE (AP) -- The last of Egypt's main Internet service providers, the Noor Group, has gone dark.
The Noor Group had remained online even after Egypt's four main Internet providers - Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr - abruptly stopped shuttling Internet traffic into and out of the country Friday morning.
At about 11 p.m. local time Monday, the Noor Group became unreachable, said James Cowie, chief technology officer of Renesys, a security firm based in Manchester, N.H. Renesys monitors massive directories of "routes," or set paths that define how Web traffic moves from one place to another. The Noor Group's routes have disappeared, he said.
Cowie said engineers at the Noor Group and other service providers could quickly shut down the Internet by logging on to certain computers and changing a configuration file. The original Internet blackout on Friday took just 20 minutes to fully go into effect, he said.
Cell phone service was restored in Egypt starting Saturday but text messaging services have been disrupted as protests continue.


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