We reported earlier today that Syria has been under a nation-wide internet blackout, probably a stint pulled off by the Syrian regime. Even landline and mobile phone connections seem to have been blocked in the country. Still, for Syrian users who have a voice connection, Google and Twitter have offered an excellent service.
Speak2Tweet was first launched during the turmoil in Egypt when the Hosni Mubarik regime cut off access to internet in parts of Egypt. The service was launched through the collaboration of Google and Twitter and essentially aimed to make use of voice connections to access the web.
To make use of the service, a user simply had to dial a designated number and leave a message – the message would then automatically be tweeted as well as recorded for other diallers to hear.
For the Syrian users, Google has provided a set of international numbers. For those Syrians who are lucky enough to have a voice connection and wish to tweet their messages, they can simply dial any of these numbers: +90 212 339 1447 or +30 21 1 198 2716 or +39 06 62207294 or +1 650 419 4196.
Those who wish to listen to the messages which have been recorded can also dial any of these numbers. Otherwise, you can simply navigate to the Twitter page of the Speak2Tweet service and find links to the audio messages of Syrian users.