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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Speak To Tweet Service By Google

Speak To Tweet Service By Google
Google Inc's service allows people in Egypt to dial a phone number and leave a voicemail, which will then be turned into a tweet.

"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. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service-the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection," wrote Ujjwal Singh, co-founder of SayNow and AbdelKarim Mardini, product manager, Google Middle East & North Africa.
Google worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company it purchased last week, to create speak-to-tweet.
"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," the blog post said.
The phone numbers are being rapidly spread across Twitter as people learn about Google's speak-to-tweet.source

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