What's Going on in Eqypt?

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011



The world hasn’t seen this kind of protesting in Egypt since the 1970’s. Thousands of people—men, woman, and children—are taking to the street to protest the autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak. The people of Egypt are tired of government corruption, poverty, and seemingly uncontrollable unemployment.
As protest leaders began assimilating their groups via Twitter, the Egyptian government responded by blocking Twitter and then proceeded to block facebook.  Twitter responded by developing a tweet feature based on a voicemail.Here's what they said on their blog:
We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea a reality. It’s already live and 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 twitter.com/speak2tweet.

Here's communication from one of the top journalist's in the field now:

Christian Egyptian’s are also aggregating a series of protection for the Muslim Egyptians for their prayer Friday.  With is humbling is always the human spirit…religion, ethnicity, tax bracket, holds no creed in times of need and despair.  I’ll update you all when I find out more details.

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