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    Girl Scouts Send Text Messages for the Environment


    Even Girl Scouts have cell phones. And the Girl Scouts of America is turning those phones into environmental action with a fun text campaign that’s designed to keep girls thinking green no matter where they are. To engage Girl Scouts in an environmental program, Girl Scouts Forever Green is sending weekly earth-friendly texts to all…

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    Buzzfeed Names Mobile Commons One of the Technologies that Are Transforming Politics


    Buzzfeed just published an article listing seven “under the hood” technologies, including Mobile Commons, that are transforming politics. The thrust of the article is that big social media names like Facebook and Twitter, while hugely important to 2012 campaigns, aren’t the most important technology of this election cycle. More crucial changes come in the form…

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    National Cancer Institute and Mobile Commons for Health – A Press Roundup


    Last month, as part of the launch of Mobile Commons for Health, we also debuted a new partnership with the National Cancer Institute to run their SmokefreeTXT campaign.  The innovative program targets individual users according to their quit dates – and also takes into account smokers’ moods and craving levels. Our new health care platform,…

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    Mobile Commons Featured by NYC Gov as a “Leading Digital Company”


    We were honored to receive a letter from Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer of New York City, featuring Mobile Commons as one of the “100 leading digital companies” that make New York their home. The letter came as part of NYC’s just-released “Made In New York” Digital Jobs Map. The map highlights hundreds of tech…

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    How to Report Spam Text Messages


    Mobile messaging is one of people’s preferred ways to communicate with friends, family and their favorite organizations and companies. Because mobile messaging is regulated by carriers and industry watch groups, the incidence of spam on short codes is extremely low. As a consequence, messaging is remarkably spam-free compared to other popular communications channels, like email.…

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    Mobile Commons at the Stanford Mobile Health 2012 Conference


    The Mobile Health 2012 conference at Stanford recently wrapped up two days of great conversation about the way mobile technology is changing the face of healthcare. As a conference sponsor, we were especially proud to sponsor the keynote given by Weight Watchers CEO David Kirchhoff. Businessman, innovator, and author of a recent book on weight…

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    Mobile Marketer Introduces Mobile Commons for Health


    A new piece in Mobile Marketer provides a great introduction to Mobile Commons’ recently-launched health care edition. In addition to describing our new offerings, the article gives a detailed rundown of the National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT initiative, which provides personalized text message support for smokers trying to quit. And it goes on to describe how…

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    Working America Helps Voters Report Problems with Mobile Messaging


    Here’s a great example of how a text message campaign can encourage supporters to become reporters – informing people about important developments right as they happen. A new Pennsylvania law was recently passed that would require voters to show ID before voting. Working America is concerned that the law may have a negative effect on…

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    Winning Wireless – A Preview of Michael Sabat’s Training for Netroots Nation


    This piece, by Mobile Commons’ VP of Business Development Michael Sabat, was originally posted on the Netroots Foundation blog. Michael will be offering a training in mobile strategy as part of Netroots Nation, from June 7-10, 2012.  Click here to register now. Text messaging is already the de facto way our society communicates. People text…

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    Texty Librarians Mobile-ize Support with Congressional Phone Calls


    The American Library Association has developed a smart new way to reach supporters. They’re offering a text message alert system that will make it easy for people to take action on the library’s behalf. According to an article in The Digital Shift Each month, subscribers will receive an estimated 2 to 3 text message action…

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