Technology changes the communication strategy for Egypt

The new voicemail to tweet technology that Google launched this weekend is one of the cooler things that I have seen lately.

It is hard to imagine that a government can still shut off the entire internet in a country but Egypt did exactly that as a preemptive strike against having their own version of Iran’s twitter storm.

A few people at Google, SayNow and Twitter hacked together a technology solution that stays one step ahead of the government bans.  I am not making a political statement but it is worth noting that when large groups of people want to communicate their message the technology of today can adapt quickly to help them do it.

I don’t think that this will have an impact on the scale of the work that Ushahidi did in Haiti but it is impressive for a weekend worth of work and far than I did this last weekend.


About svmoneyball

A lifelong student of silicon valley. I also tend to play a lot of Ultimate Frisbee.
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