In an extremely dickish move that’s aimed at muzzling the local populace, the Syrian government has effectively cut off the population of Syria from the web. In response, Google has made their Speak2Tweet system available to the Syrian people to help them tell the world what’s happening in their country. The service does what it says in the tin – it allows users to leave voice messages which are then tweeted by the service for the world to hear. http://twitter.com/speak2tweet. While there’s not a lot of people left in Syria with access to a working phone line that can dial international numbers, it’s nice to know that a company like Google is doing some good, and not just looking out for its bottomline.