Tuesday, February 01, 2011

One step closer...

Finally Mubarak can now at least see the door. He is wily and is not making things easy. But the writing is on the wall. And on Tahrir Square. Check out the picture below (from Reuters):


Real work will start after Mubarak is gone. Hope the transition is relatively smooth and that it some how keeps this optimistic spirit alive.

Absolutely phenomenal!

Libya: We are looking in your direction as well.

In the mean time, here is a fantastic effort on the part of Google and Twitter to help the protesters avoid the communication blackout:
The result was a collaboration between Google, Twitter and SayNow (a service Google acquired last week) to let people without access to the Web share messages on Twitter via voice mail. The service, which is live now, offers three international phone numbers to call -- +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855.
For each call, the service will instantly post a message to Twitter with a link to listen to the message. "We hope that this will go some way to helping people in Egypt stay connected at this very difficult time," the post said. "Our thoughts are with everyone there."
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The messages also will be posted with the hashtag #egypt -- another way for Twitter users to follow them.
Read the full article here.

1 comment:

Akbar said...

One step closer, two steps further. Alas, it is this very turmoil in Muslim countries that the extremists always dream of.