Google Inc. and Twitter are now offering a new method to help Egyptians, blocked from the Internet, communicate using a voice connection system.
The government-organized disruption of Internet and cellphone connections in Egypt has induced wide-spread criticism and more speculations about the ruling Mubarak regime across the globe.
In a Youtube interview, US President Barack Obama stated that, It is very important that people have mechanisms in order to express their judgments or grievances. There are certain core values that we believe are universal and that is freedom of speech, freedom of expression, people being able to use social networking or any other mechanisms to communicate with each other and express their concerns and that I think is no less true in the Arab world than it is in the United States.
A joint venture by Google, Twitter and SayNow, a company Google acquired last week, is now helping people in Egypt to stay connected using a special voicemail service. With this service, a voicemail on an international phone number which is enlisted on Google's official blog is instantly converted into a tweet.
Three phone numbers have been enlisted by Google for people to use the new service: +16504194196; +390662207294; and +97316199855.
The service will be very useful for people to communicate as no internet connection is required.