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[liberationtech] New Posting From Yoani Sanchez How to Tweet from Cuba (Okhin)

Andrew Lewis andrew at
Mon Mar 12 09:14:34 PDT 2012

Hey all,

I responded to Diani in more detail with the short answer that there is stuff that you can deploy right now, however these technologies aren't a perfect fit to the situation in Cuba, and could be significantly refined to offer a lot more features as well as be made much more secure. I have started looking at bringing it all together so that bidirectional communication with twitter or other SMS users outside cuba is possible but have issues relating to actually getting devices into cuba, and funding the whole enterprise, both in the short term and long term. Ideally once this sort of thing is built you could offer it all over the place, as a way to relay twitter or text messages into places all over the world, specifically where short codes are not offered or texting internationally is prohibitively expensive. 


On Mar 12, 2012, at 2:57 PM, diani barreto wrote:

> Hello All,
> Just wanted to post an update by Yoani Sánchez from the last LibTech listserve Digest Volume 94, Issue 4, regarding How to Tweet from Cuba.  Yoani Sánchez sent me a message on Saturday, where she confirmed that those access numbers are from Twitter, she added in her message, that any citizen from any given country in the world, is able to make use of that number. Further, she mentioned that there are two  access numbers, the  +447624800379 number, which was originally cited in the text as well as a +3584573950042 number.  There were concerns raised about password administration security etc., which is indeed a valid source for concern, but then, one would have to ask, how secure is Twitter then, in that respect?
> To Okhin, I would like to express my deepest admiration for your efforts and work on OpSyria. 
> To Andrew, any news on that bridge you mentioned?  I was deeply moved by your comments on Syria.
> Best,
> Diani Barreto
> Twitter: @deCespedes

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