A Story of Hope

A few weeks ago, Google acquired a company called SayNow, specializing in voicemail and connecting fans with celebrities via voice... 


This technology was put into practice last night as Google offered a revolutionary service to the - deprived of internet connectivity - people of Egypt. Anyone could call a number and say what was happening. Instantly, their phonecall was recorded and tweeted, along with the #egypt hashtag, so anyone in the world could listen to their voice. 
Here's a story of how things evolved...


Official Google Blog: Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard http://bit.ly/i8pss4 #fb
DimitrisTzouris
January 31, 2011
We hope @speak2tweet helps people hear from the voices of Egypt http://goo.gl/5yUGR
google
January 31, 2011
How to use @speak2tweet to communicate from Egypt: http://t.co/a0oGi0P (thx to @google)
twitter
January 31, 2011
It's an incredible, moving experience to hear the voices and messages from @speak2tweet. #Egypt
KatieS
February 1, 2011
Wow. Voice of protester in #Egypt - so many emotions. http://bit.ly/hanXpm Congrats @speak2tweet for the great service. #jan25
kulpreetsingh
January 31, 2011
voice-to-tweet from inside #egypt #jan25: http://bit.ly/i1qjmU
speak2tweet
January 31, 2011

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