Internet marketing services providers with interests in social media may be interested in news that Google has developed a workaround in order to allow users in Egypt to continue Tweeting through the country's internet blackout.

The government in the nation ordered all online services to be suspended last week after many people used networks such as Facebook and Twitter to organise protests against the regime of president Hosni Mubarak.

But in a statement on its official blog, Google announced that it has worked with engineers from Twitter and SayNow, one of the company's recent acquisitions, to set up a 'speak-to-tweet' service that will allow people to send updates by calling a phone number and leaving a voicemail message.

No internet connection is required and people can listen to messages by phoning the same number or checking the Twitter page.

Google said: "We hope that this will go some way to helping people in Egypt stay connected at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone there."

Protests in the country are entering their second week today (February 1st), with opposition leaders calling for a million people to take to the streets.

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