By Rizwan Khatik - Fri Jan 20, 1:52 pm
The 18DaysInEgypt service has just launched its public beta, and is inviting users to sign-up and contribute their own personal stories and media from within the uprising. The name of the service makes direct reference to the 18 days in Egypt that changed the course of the country’s history – from when the uprising began on January 25 to the former Egyptian president, Hosny Mubarak, stepping down on Feburary 11.
Of course, users are not limited to submitting stories about those 18 days, as the struggle has continued long after Mubarak’s departure, with ongoing protests, arrests and more.
To contribute stories, users can log in through Facebook, Twitter, Google or Yahoo. From there they can create stories by picking a specific day, adding a title and description and a location on Google Maps. The final step allows you to invite friends to contribute, via Facebook, Twitter or email.
You can add content to your story from a variety of sites and services. 18DaysInEgypt currently supports Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube, and you can can also add your own links, text and uploaded videos and photos.