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Twitter for organizations

27 Jan

40404 as an Alert system

A great feature of Twitter is their phone-text service.

Followers of organizations don’t need to have mobile Internet, and although it is might not believable there are still people without mobile Internet.

How does it work?

A prospective follower sends the following text,

follow @OccuyMcAllen

to 40404

Then any tweets sent out by @OccupyMcAllen will be received in followers in their mobile phone as texts.

This can be used to alert your followers of demonstrations, urgent petitions, meetings, and important news.

If a follower want to turn of text notification they only have to send


to 40404

Users can also open a twitter account by following instructions from twitter via 40404 number
Be considerate of your followers by not sending out to many tweets at the same time

Defend Your Right to Resell Your Stuff Before Big Business Takes It Away

28 Oct


Friends —

I just got this email from Demand Progress, and I thought you should know about it:  It highlights an upcoming Supreme Court case that will affect all of us, especially people who sell things online.


We’ve told you about the crazy Supreme Court case that could make it illegal for you to sell the things that you own.
Well, the court hearing is set for this Monday, October 29th — and we need you to join us in a day of online activism.
If we lose this fight, practically anybody who wants to resell products they bought — from Macbooks and iPhones to our clothing and textbooks — will have to ask copyright holders for permission first. And they’ll have the right to deny it!
The forces that lined up in support of SOPA — Hollywood, the recording industry, and other huge corporations — are urging the Court to rule against consumers.
So we’re going to fight back — just like during the SOPA fight — by using our websites to sound the alarm. Please click here to sign up to take part!
Here’s a screenshot of what we’re talking about:

Remarkably few people have even heard about this case, and it’s time for us to change that. 
Win or lose at the Supreme Court, we expect to have a legislative fight about this issue on our hands by January, and we need to push people to contact their members of Congress before Big Business gets them to side against us.
So we’ve built a variety of ribbons and ball-and-chain icons that you can put on your site on Monday to help make sure the whole world knows about this horrendous case.
You can view them all here, and sign up to use your site for activism on Monday — we really need your help. 
Participation from a few hundred sites — or even a few dozen — is almost certain to get the media’s attention as they cover the Supreme Court hearing.
Everybody is welcome to join in the day of action, but your friends who sell things online will probably be especially interested. 
Whether they use Craigslist, Ebay, Etsy, or just a personal site or a blog, they’ll want to know that their right to keep selling could be in grave jeopardy.
Will you forward them this email and/or use these links to make sure they know about this lawsuit?

[fb] If you’re already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends

[fb] If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign.

Thanks for your continuing help!
-Demand Progress

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One last thing — Demand Progress’s small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you!


Stand With Big Bird

5 Oct
free press action fund

Dear Ismael,
The nation is standing with Big Bird. Now it’s your turn.
Here at Free Press we don’t take positions on elections, but we do fight for public media — and we have for almost a decade.
The attack on Big Bird and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting at this week’s presidential debate has sparked intense reactions from public media fans. Here’s how you can add your voice to the conversation:

Stand with Big Bird. Click here to get your FREE Defend Public Media sticker.

This isn’t just about Big Bird. It’s about quality journalism, arts programming, educational shows — all that we’ve come to expect from PBS. And it isn’t about one party or the other. The majority of Americans, across the political spectrum, support federal funding for PBS.
The stickers are a great way to raise awareness about the need to protect public media funding. And we have big plans to make sure the public is heard in debates about public broadcasting — no matter who our next president is.
We’re in this for the long haul. Get your FREE Defend Public Media sticker and stay tuned — we’ll be in touch soon with more ways to show your support for public media. 
Josh Stearns and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team

P.S. We’ve been inspired by the creative responses on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere as people show their love for NPR and PBS. Have a favorite image that you’ve seen? Created a great infographic you want to share with the world? Email me at jstearns@freepress.net

The Free Press Action Fund does not endorse or oppose any candidates for public office.

The Free Press Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization building a nationwide movement for media that serve the public interest. The Free Press Action Fund does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Learn more at www.freepress.net.

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Frank Ocean comes out

4 Jul
Frank Ocean. Video teaser new album “Channel O...

Frank Ocean. Video teaser new album “Channel Orange” (Photo credit: ‘Cause i need it)

Frank Ocean-Novacane X Mix Remix Clean

Anderson Cooper wasn’t the only celeb that came out of the closet this week.

“Novacane” singer Frank Ocean also ‘fessed up, telling fans via his Tumblr page Tuesday that his first love was a man.

Read more: http://eonli.ne/M6s3EO

His post below,

Tell your Representative: Americans need a raise.

3 Jul
Subject: Tell your Representative: Americans need a raise
Dear Friend

The need to keep pressing Congress on behalf of working class Americans to raise the minimum wage remains urgent. At just $7.25 an hour, or roughly $15,000 per year, the current federal minimum wageis leaving millions of hard working Americans in poverty. 

While we continue to work with Senator Tom Harkin and key allies to push the issue in the U. S. Senate, a key member of the House Democratic Leadership – Representative George Miller from California– just introduced parallel legislation on the House side that increases the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 by 2014 then indexes it to inflation thereafter. He has asked his colleagues in the House to co-sponsor the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012. 

It is crucial for us to generate support for Representative Miller’s effort because it will provide broader momentum for increasing the minimum wage in both chambers of Congress. 

I just signed a petition urging my Repesentative to cosponsor Representative Miller’s legislation to raise the minimum wage. I hope you do too. You can sign the petition and find out more information at the link below.

If you are on Facebook, click here to post the petition to your Wall.  

If you have a Twitter account, click here to automatically tweet:
RT @CREDOMobile Help American workers and families by raising the minimum wage http://bit.ly/LzQG1F #p2 #1u

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