Google’s Crisis Response – Social Media Crisis Response Made Easy‎!

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Google’s Crisis Response is a bold move in social media crisis response centralization of tools and resources. Google, for example, is using this site to support the protesters in Egypt, in a forceful way, by giving them a central place to access tools and resources. In addition SayNow ( A Google subsidiary) has developed a way for users to post twits on twitter without using the internet. This service can be used to bypass the restrictions on internet traffic placed by governments for example and is a very valuable tool for the Egyptian users in these days.

According to Google: Users can dial one of three phone numbers: (650)419-4196, +390662207294, or +97316199855 to leave a voice mail message, which the SayNow voicemail servers will transcribe into a Twitter tweet, using the #Egypt hashtag. The idea is to allow those without Internet service, as in Egypt are, to be able to communicate.

The Speak-to-tweet tool and more useful tools and resources for crisis response can be found on http://www.google.com/crisisresponse

For the dedicated Egypt page please visit: http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/egypt.html

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