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[liberationtech] English Version of How to Tweet from Cuba

Andrew Lewis andrew at
Tue Mar 6 07:11:00 PST 2012

Hey Diana, long time no see, not sure if it is just me, but I do not have anything attached to this email. Either way Id love to follow up with you off list. I know that I have seemingly fell off the face of the earth, but I am trying to get back to work soon. 

To the rest of the people reading Libtech, basically there is no wifi or Internet itself inside Cuba available to the average Juan, and Juanita's. However as cell phones are becoming more available, people are using SMS to communicate more and more. This has led to a rise in people accessing twitter to express themselves, but requires the use of either hyper expensive foreign cells, or even more expensive illicit wifi. One of the ideas that I was kicking around when Telecomix was looking at Cuba was the use of some sort of SMS bridge device that locals could text at local rates, thus driving the barrier to entry and cost significantly down. I have my ideas in how it would work, and I'll send them to the list in a bit, but I would be intrigued to see if anyone else had ideas, or if they had any input before I put my ideas out there. 

Andrew Lewis
Telecomix IRC: Punkbob
Twitter: ThePunkbob

On Mar 6, 2012, at 2:18 PM, diani barreto <diani_de at> wrote:

> Hello dear friends at Liberationtech,
> As you expressed  interest via Twitter,  on Yoani Sánchez' post on how to tweet from Cuba, I completed this translation.
> It was originally intended as a guide for Cubans on the Island to connect to Twitter, but in the meantime it has served as a guide to inform the world on how Cubans use Twitter without Internet access.
> I hope it is of interest to you.
> Thank you for your support.
> Finest regards,
> Diani Barreto
> @deCespedes on Twitter
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