The war-torn nation of Syria functionally disappeared from the Internet yesterday afternoon, just before 3 pm EDT. This morning, a few more details on the situation have surfaced, but not many. What we do know isn't heartening for the scenario in Syria. In addition to Internet access, landlines between provinces within Syria have been cut off, further hampering communication between Syrian citizens.
Yesterday we reported that due to an ongoing civil war in Syria, the country's Internet access -- in addition to downed phone lines and suspended air travel -- had been cut off, leaving the public with virtually no access to the outside world. Theories are still being posited regarding this particular blackout and how it happened, but, in the interim, Google and Twitter are working together to offer Syrians a means of communication via the Speak2Tweet service. Thanks to the aforementioned downed phone services in the country, this gesture may prove difficult.