Iranians having trouble with Twitter: Check out Fring

Mobile social networking and VOIP service, Fring, is on the frontpage of Sky News today — and they’ve been getting a good share of airtime as a result of the Iranian protests taking place at the moment.

Fring’s co-creator Avi Shechter was on live discussing how the service can be used to help Iranians keep in touch with the outside world.

Sky’s editorial bent is highlighting the fact that Fring is, of course, an Israeli company…

You can read the article and watch Avi’s interview here.

If you really want to stop Iranians communicating with the outside world, shouldn’t you just switch off mobile data services and international calls?

Or, simply, switch off the mobile phone networks for a few days.

But that’s a little bit too North Koreaish, rigiht?

17 Responses to Iranians having trouble with Twitter: Check out Fring

  1. Juergen June 18, 2009 at 1:53 am #

    Other mobile alternative: http://hellotxt.com either through mobile site, email or SMS.

  2. Contentqb June 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    While I can't claim that it would help the cause of the people in Iran at this time, another app to look at is called FlyScreen – it is mobile widgets, tied in to RSS feeds, and they display as screensaver layer on your mobile phone. I now have it installed on my Nokia E75, and it works great. One of the options is to add a Twitter account. You can control how frequently it updates, and you can post Tweets, reply to others, view web page results, etc.(Makes sense to have it available on devices with a Qwerty.) Oh, and it's free.

    Find it here: https://myflyscreen.appspot.com/

    Also available in Nokia's Ovi Store.

  3. Contentqb June 18, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    While I can't claim that it would help the cause of the people in Iran at this time, another app to look at is called FlyScreen – it is mobile widgets, tied in to RSS feeds, and they display as screensaver layer on your mobile phone. I now have it installed on my Nokia E75, and it works great. One of the options is to add a Twitter account. You can control how frequently it updates, and you can post Tweets, reply to others, view web page results, etc.(Makes sense to have it available on devices with a Qwerty.) Oh, and it's free.

    Find it here: https://myflyscreen.appspot.com/

    Also available in Nokia's Ovi Store.

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  13. Oren - June 19, 2009

    MIR: Fring mobile client helps get the word out from #Iran http://tinyurl.com/nt3yms

  14. Oren - June 19, 2009

    MIR: Fring mobile client helps get the word out from #Iran http://tinyurl.com/nt3yms

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