Hacktivism in Egypt- Please Spread Widely
If you know anyone in Egypt right now please send them this info to allow folks to get around Egypt's censorship.
Web site addresses are actually a code that gets translated into the actual computer-language address that the site is at. A government can try and disconnect the alphanumeric address (twitter.com) from the real computer language-address (18.104.22.168) but you can still enter it by using these:
for twitter "22.214.171.124"
for google "126.96.36.199"
for facebook "188.8.131.52"
Another way to get around any sort of censorship is to route your internet through a series of random servers around the world. This makes it nearly impossible for the government to block your access. (i.e. A hypothetical example is this: Say SF airport wants to stop flights from going from SF to Dallas. But they only control the SF airport. Its a lot harder to stop flights from going SF-Denver-Dallas or SF-LA-Dallas since they can't control those airports. Hope that makes sense.)
So they can get access to it tell folks to download Tor http://www.torproject.org/ which allows them to do this. It is awesome. Its a bit slower but totally designed for this kind of thing.
Hope all is well,
PS- This info applies to folks in any country to sidestep government censorship- China, Iran, etc.
PS- Protests have started in N. Yemen, citing solidarity with protestors in Tunisia/Egypt