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Egypt back online, the old-fashioned way

Most people were extremely grateful to ditch their old dial-up Internet connections. But for the last couple of days, some Egyptians in the darkness of the Internet blackout, have been grateful to have it back. After over 90% of Egyptian access was shut down with its major ISPs, some have been coordinating these old-style connections through the country.

Everything in the web world has a work-around, as Egyptian authorities, who tried to shut down the country’s internet, and succeeded for a day, have discovered. Distributing pamphlets by hand and using ham radio, protestors are also calling in twitters outside the country, using mobile phones, and connecting to international ISP’s (servers) as well.



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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