Obama's Cairo Speech: Receive It As A Text Message

07/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Huffington Post

The Obama administration is offering a service to enable people to receive parts of the president's speech in Cairo as a text message on their cell phone. You can receive the message in English, Persian, Arabic or Urdu.

This innovative service will allow interested citizens from around the world to receive speech highlights via text message... Once completed all participants will receive 'live' President Obama speech highlights.

The service is only available to people living outside the United States.

To participate, go here and fill out an online form.

This is the latest effort by the Obama administration to use text messages to reach a wider audience. The Obama campaign used texts to get out the vote and announce election results.

It's also further evidence of the administration's attempt to reach out to and repair relations with the Muslim world. Whether a text message will do that is not yet clear. One Egyptian blog, Egyptian Chronicles, is skeptical.

I believe that the speech is not enough to form an opinion, the actions are the one we are waiting for.

Meanwhile, Cairo University is busy preparing for the big speech. Watch this video from LinkTV.

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