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Twitter Saves the Day

This story is almost a week old now, but it’s interesting so I’m talking about it anyways.

A U.C. Berkeley student who was arrested while traveling in Egypt alerted friends by texting the word “arrested” to his twitter account.

Turns out that he was arrested for photographing a protest as a part of his journalism graduate project.

Immediately upon reading his tweet, several Twitter users contacted a Berkeley law office as well as the Egyptian U.S. Embassy. As a result of his tweet and the actions of the people on Twitter who responded to his call for help he managed to walk out of jail the next day

Twitter FTW!

Read the whole story here.


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