Wednesday, February 2, 2011
"Cairo factions clash as camels charge through crowds"
The caption just read "Activist via Twitter urges women and children to clear the streets". Wow. Again, I highly doubt that a Twitter message reaches the people on the street, especially with the internet down and all. I read that Twitter now offered phonelines to the people in Egypt, where they can leave a spoken message that will then be tweeted out into the world. So this is working the other way round as well? If I send a tweet adressing the people of Egypt, will Twitter call them all by phone and inform them of my tweet?
Apart from that, it was of course a useful security information. Not everyone might realize the danger for children inmidst violent clashes with flying stones, mass brawls, teargas and shots fired and all this.