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http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/04/25/twitter.buck


    Student 'Twitters' his way out of Egyptian jail

    By Mallory Simon
    CNN


    (CNN) -- James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone.

    Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested April 10.

    On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

    The message only had one word. "Arrested."

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There's two versions of the app. The free one he's talking about limits him to 15 messages a day, and there's a $6/year version for unlimited text. Plus, they put ads in the app to make their money back. Otherwise, it looks to be fine.
- thecubsfan, textPlus by GOGII (2010)
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