Syria's internet back amid strife

The internet in Syria is now working, say residents, as fighting between government and rebel fighters continues around Damascus.

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Google promotes Speak2Tweet for Syrians disconnected from internet

Google has promoted its Speak2Tweet service with Twitter, allowing people to leave voice messages on Twitter as a way to get around the internet blackout in Syria.

In a post on its Google+ page, Google said:

A little less than two years ago, when Internet access was cut off in Egypt, we worked with Twitter to launch Speak2Tweet, giving the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.

In the last day, Internet access has been completely cut off in Syria. Unfortunately we are hearing reports that mobile phones and landlines aren’t working properly either. But those who might be lucky enough to have a voice connection can still use Speak2Tweet.

– Google

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