The story

An American student who used a microblog site to free himself from an Egyptian jail is harnessing the Web's power again -- this time to demand the release of his translator.

James Karl Buck was released from a Mahalla jail after sending a one-word blog post from his cell phone through the Twitter Web site. The message -- "Arrested" -- alerted all of his friends on the site of his detention.

Twitter, a social-networking blog site, allows users to send status updates, or "tweets," from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters. Read full article »

CNN's Housam Ahmed and Aneesh Raman in Cairo and Tracy Doueiry contributed to this report.

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