I Want My Twitter Fix And I Want It Now! Overcome the Censors

Are you a Twitter addict that happens to be stuck in China, the U.A.E., Iran, or even the White House? Then chances are that you won’t be able to get your Twitter fix, but worry not for as long as there is an internet connection then there is way. We will be going through some of the ways to bypass the blockage of Twitter and help you get your fix.

Bypass Twitter's Blocking and Censorship

Bypass Twitter's Blocking and Censorship

1. Use your instant messenger: If you are using Gtalk, Msn or Yahoo add the user “imified@imified.com”. As soon as you start chatting with that user(bot) you will be provided with a menu and it will create an account for you on imified. Select the “My Account” from the main menu by typing 4(default) and you will be redirected to the imified website and there you can add the Twitter widget and add it to your account menu. So when you access it you will be able to get notification and update your status. This will allow you to easily update your Twitter timeline from anywhere you can access your IM, even on a phone. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with imified!

2. Use your email: Browse to twittermail and enter your Twitter credentials and they will supply you with an email address. By using that secret email address you will be able to send and receive tweets using your email account, the message body of the email sent will be the tweet.

3. Use your phone: If price is not an issue, you can access a service such as twitwoop which provides an IVR platform that allows you to access your Twitter account. Through the phone you can check for your updates and even leave voice messages on your Twitter timeline, all you have to do is call one of their numbers and follow the instructions.

4. Use a Twitter alternative interface: There are quite a few Twitter interfaces and Twitter clones out there, you can use them to log into your Twitter instead of using twitter.com. A great example is Hellotxt, which allows you to easily access many of your social media account through a single interface. A couple of other great services are Watwet and identi.ca, which are Twitter clones that you can configure to connect and update your Twitter account. Watwet also provides an international SMS number to update your account through – which if configured, updates your Twitter account as well.

5. Use a Proxy: Now while many free open proxy sites are usually blocked, you can be a step ahead of them. If you plan ahead of time or have a friend do you a favor you can install a nifty little program from Torproject then use Firefox with the Torbutton plug-in. After you follow the instructions for the installation now all you would have to do to access Twitter is to enable the torbutton on your Firefox and it will be business as usual. That will be an excellent way to provide you access to not just Twitter but any other website or service on the internet.

So unless they decide to block all international calling and internet access there will always be a way for you to get your Twitter fix, and if all else fails and you just can’t accept your inability to post on Twitter there will always be a service to Twitter by snail mail.

So what is it exactly that you feel so compelled to tweet about that you are willing to overcome those obstacles and get it out there ? Did I miss any other great services ?

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Mo, great first post! Welcome to thoughtpick!

    Tweet by snail mail is funny! I can't really imagine using it. I usually use Tor whenever I need a similar work around.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Welcome Mo!
    Loved your first post! Welcome to the team! We're happy to have you amongst us!
    Geeky ideas yet I enjoyed them… I must admit it was quiet strange for me not to recognize most of the sites and tools you mentioned! Good work!

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ bambamieh

    Thanks amer, there is competition in the tweet by snail mail … there is another service as well. Tor is lovely for a lot of things :) a very useful all around tool

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ FadiPick

    May I add twitiq.com under the alternative interface list? It has the same twitter interface with a lot of other additional smart options.

    Great first post bambam, I have enjoyed the read!

    Whenever there is a will, there is a way :P

    Welcome to the team :)

  • http://triplem.host.sk TripleM

    Twitter by snail mail… interesting. great post to start with. Looking forward for more.. :)

  • Tala

    Thanks Bam :)

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