Well, well. A presidential campaign with a weblog? That’s so, well, last month. Now the Dean campaign announces it’s got a “phonenet” – where Dean supporters can sign up to receive SMS text messages from the campaign.
From an e-mail today from Zephyr Teachout, who’s involved in the campaign’s Internet strategy:
- Go to www.upoc.com
- Click on register now. Enter your phone number.
- Respond to the text message you receive.
- Search for Howard Dean 2004.
- Join the group!
- Let all your Dean friends know.
One thing that impressed me about upoc.com – when I accessed the site from my Treo (which uses Handspring’s Blazer browser), it did a good job of recognizing that the browser was a microbrowser – and stripped all images from the site to make the page load quickly. I wish more sites did that.
(For more on the concept of Smart Mobs – a term coined by author Howard Rheingold – see the site dedicated to the topic and Rheingold’s book.)