Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guess Who's At The Top Of The Pyramid?

The Egyptian government has reportedly cut off all access to the Net and SMS for its citizens.

So now we know - when the shit really starts to go down, this is how governments will take control. This is the future.

(And what is the Internet equivalent of the "rebels oust a government and take control of radio and TV stations" scenario? They tweet? They start a Facebook page? Everyone gets a text message?)


Falstaff said...

They tweet.

See here

km said...

Falstaff: Tweets from Egypt stopped sometime yesterday. The NYR article is from 25th/26th, when they still had access to Facebook and Twitter.

A couple of technology blogs that I follow are reporting Egyptians are using Twitter via Blackberry and proxy sites, but I'm not sure if that is really the case.

Lekhni said...

Come on, tweets didn't stop, even before Speak2Tweet? For the last week, I have been following the news mostly on Twitter, by browsing through tweets with the jan25 hashtag.

km said...

Lekhni: well, #Jan25 was being used by a bigger number of twitter users living outside Egypt....though most internet services are supposedly back again.