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.