As New Jersey works to rebuild and assess the billions of dollars of damages from Hurricane Sandy, citizens are faced with another problem: where should they vote in Tuesday’s election? Much of the state’s infrastructure has been damaged. That means many traditional polling places may no longer be operating. To get the most reliable information, [...]
Text Messaging Helping NJ Voters Get to Polls In Aftermath of Storm Text WHERE To 877-877; Mobile Commons Provides Polling Place Locator to State of New Jersey Voters in storm-ravaged New Jersey will be helped to polling places – some of which have been moved due to the storm – by a text message polling place [...]
Having trouble finding your V-Spot? You’re not alone. In 2008, 1.9 million people couldn’t find their V-Spots – that is, their voting spots, according to a new ad from DoSomething.org. The comedically twisted ad does a great job of drawing attention to a real problem. If people don’t know where to vote, then they’re effectively [...]
During the peak of Hurricane Sandy, DoSomething.org created a mobile campaign to keep their constituents connected. They used text and picture messaging to build a network of prayer and emotional support between the nation’s teenagers and the people who rode out the one of this year’s most destructive weather events. In the midst of Monday’s [...]
A new study from Pew shows that cell phone donations are quickly becoming a significant factor in the presidential campaigns. The study found that 10% of all campaign donations to a presidential candidate have used text messaging or a cell phone app. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: 13% of adults donated to one of [...]
Sunday, GigaOm posted a long analysis of “the business of mobile democracy.” The article explores how mobile engagement is revolutionizing political campaigns. Mobile provides new ways to reach supporters, raise money, organize your ground operations, and streamline data collection. As the article writes, This year political and nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning to mobile democracy [...]
We hope you’re staying dry, safe and out of Sandy’s way. Despite the impending storm, Mobile Commons is hard at work to make sure all our clients have the proper tools to reach their mobile subscribers on the East Coast. In times of natural disasters or emergencies, SMS is a very effective way to reach [...]
As Hurricane Sandy descends on the eastern seaboard, everyone is scrambling to stay safe. People are evacuating low-lying areas, securing loose equipment, taping up their windows. The wireless carriers have another tip. Use text messages rather than phone calls to communicate with your loved ones. According to an article on NBCNews.com, text messages are easier [...]
The Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group which has worked for over three decades to advance LGBT civil rights, celebrated the first presidential debate of the 2012 election season with a text message trivia game. The game covered topics from marriage equality to openly gay politicians. It was an amazing way to use mobile services [...]
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