January 25, 2011 · Social Media Mentions Technology Egypt

Blogs of War Referenced in Fast Company Story on Use of Social Media During Egyptian Protests

In 2011 I launched a product, called Covert Contact, that monitored and surfaced content relevant to national security. Changes to the Twitter API ultimately rendered that product inoperable but not before it became quite popular. I built a series of mobile friendly monitors  for events in Egypt that became quite popular with the protesters themselves and Fast Company picked up on it:

“Blogsofwar’s Egypt Twitter aggregator is also a must-read, especially for those who can understand Arabic.”

This screenshot is all that remains of Covert Contact (the tool, not the podcast under the same name that would follow):

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