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    Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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    A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. The report, entitled Digital Differences, examines the “digital divide” in Internet usage among adults in the United States. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the…

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    Mobile Commons Advocacy is Now Available in Spanish

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    Today, Mobile Commons is releasing Spanish support for Mobile Commons Advocacy. In a country with 37 million primary Spanish speakers—Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the US—bilingual options open up the political process to all citizens. Now clients can run their Mobile Commons Advocacy campaigns in English, in Spanish, or in both. If a…

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    Obama Tech Team Turns to SMS to Help Inauguration Attendees Navigate the National Mall

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    Want to know how to National Mall during the busiest social event of the quadrennium? Check your cell phone. The Obama administration uses SMS technology to tackle some of the largest and most important issues in today’s society. But changing the world isn’t all that tech-savvy know-how is useful for! Sometimes, SMS is best used…

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    How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 3

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    This is the final installment of a three part series introducing the Mobile Commons Enroll text message content library and highlighting some of the conceptual and technical challenges we faced during its development. Meeting these challenges required building scientific and practical insights into the library’s design — both for the individual messages and the set…

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    MTA Chairman Says Bus Time is a Tremendous Success, Set to Expand Citywide

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    In a recent interview on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, MTA chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast praised the Bus Time system—whose text-message component is run by Mobile Commons—which lets commuters know where their buses are in relation to their stop. He said that not only did riders want services like Bus Time to improve their…

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    Gmail’s New Layout Hurts Email Open Rates. Text Open Rate Is Still 99%.

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    Gmail’s new layout has email marketers worried about open rates. Luckily for those who use SMS, text messages are still opened 99% of the time. And no webmail redesign will ever affect that. A recent blog post from the email marketing gurus at MailChimp outlines a potential problem for companies stemming from Gmail’s new tabbed…

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    Voto Latino Uses Mobile Commons Advocacy To Support Immigration Reform

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    Immigration reform is currently stalled in the House of Representatives, but you can use your voice—boosted by the power of Voto Latino’s “I’m Ready” Campaign —to help sway its outcome. Voto Latino has created a Mobile Commons Advocacy campaign to let callers directly petition their House Representatives to support the immigration reform bill. Immigration reform passed…

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    Share Our Strength Uses Star Power to Promote their SMS Campaign on the Colbert Report

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    One in five children in the US suffers from hunger, but Share our Strength and Jeff Bridges are using his celebrity status and the power of text messaging to show people that it doesn’t have to be that way. The Hollywood star was on The Colbert Report last week promoting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry…

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    DoSomething.org Launches TMI, a New Marketing Agency to Connect Organizations with Young People

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    DoSomething.org’s new nonprofit marketing agency might be called TMI, but they insist, according to a recent New York Times profile, that in this generation of nonstop text messaging and social media, there’s really no such thing as too much information. The teen-centric nonprofit is taking its Millennial knowledge to companies who could benefit from the…

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    How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 2

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    This is part two of a three part series introducing the Mobile Commons Enroll text message content library, and highlighting some of the conceptual and technical challenges we faced during its development. Meeting these challenges required building scientific and practical insights into the library’s design — both for the individual messages and the set as…

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