The revolution may not be televised, but Google and Twitter want to make sure it's captured online. Nearly a week after President Hosni Mubarak's regime suspended Internet access and disabled mobile-phone text messaging in Egypt, Google and Twitter have come together to provide a workaround for those looking to get their voice and message out to the rest of the world.
The service which launched yesterday allows people to dial one of three telephone number (+16504194196, +390662207294, or +97316199855) and leave a voicemail. The voicemail will then be translated into an audio file message that will be posted to Twitter with a "#egypt" tag.
Google announced the service on its blog saying, "Like many people we've been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground." The first messages to come from the service have been from people describing the situations happening all over Egypt.
Twitter and Goolge aren't the only tech companies helping Egyptian demonstrators. YouTube has been streaming live Al Jezeera broadcasts of the happenings.
It's nice to see all these tech companies that speak of changing the world actually working to do so.