Google & Twitter come together to facilitate tweets through calls for Egyptians even as Google executive goes missing in Egypt!

February 1, 2011, By Shawn Wagnon

Google and twitter have decided that they will give voice to the people of Egypt and ensure that the rest of the world hears out as they combined their technical know-how to create Tweeting via a telephone cal. Now Egyptians can tweet by placing a voice call which would get automatically converted into tweets and would be up for the world to take notice of.

It is known that those in power in Egypt have cut off the internet and other media in the country in an attempt to isolate those inside and ensure that the res of us outside have little clue of what is happening. Many have been glued to televisions waiting to see what would transpire and praying for violence to subside. Now thanks to this technology, at least we can get a look into the current situation in the country.

On a more ominous note, Google’s head of marketing for Middle East and North Africa, Wael Ghonim has been reported missing since what seems like the past 4 days. Ghonim was in Egypt for a conference and he apparently was tweeting about the impending violence till about January 25th after which he no further communication was received from him.

Google have confirmed the news and stated that they would not like to discuss much else as the security of their employees is of paramount importance to the organization. Hopefully him and many others try to find ways to stay safe even as efforts from firms like Google and twitter continue to try keeping Egypt connected with the world around.

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