Tweeting Around Egypt’s Web Blackout: Meet John Scott-Railton

Recently, the Egyptian government blocked Egyptians’ access to the Internet. However, it couldn’t block the Internet itself. Consequently, John Scott-Railton figured out a way to transmit the voices of Egyptian protesters online.

John reached out to friends in Egypt by telephone, gathered updates, and posted them to his Twitter account @Jan25voices. Amazingly, in one week he earned 7,000+ followers and his audio clips have been played more than 3.5 million times. filmed an interesting video on how this process works. See the video below.