[LINK] Mobile updates about a blog post

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Oct 23 11:13:39 EST 2008

One of the more interesting blogs about the US election is polling 
site, www.fivethirtyeight.com . 538 is the total number of electoral 
college votes, of which, 270 are needed to win the election. [If 
anyone wants a primer on the electoral college, I'm happy to provide, 
but not in this message.]

Today there was a post on the blog:

<http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/538-goes-mobile.html>538 Goes Mobile

We are partnering with <http://credomobile.com/>Credo Mobile to 
provide text messaging updates to you through the balance of the 
campaign. Each day, you will receive a text message when the daily 
polling thread is updated, with a link to a mobile-friendly table of 
the most recent additions to the polling database.

To sign up, you can use the form located along the left-hand sidebar 
about half way down the page. Or, just text 538 to 30644.

And of course, you can be assured that all your information will be 
kept private. Standard text messaging rates do apply.

One of the factors that has come out in this election period is the 
importance of the internet for information distribution, solicitation 
of volunteers [I get two or three emails a day for that, by choice, 
not spam], and fund-raising. I thought this combination of SMS and a 
blog about polling data fascinating.


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