On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:25 PM, Victoria Sobel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
hey dallas this is actually all the info i have, i was approached by this
woman at the park the other night. so maybe just check out their site and
shoot her an email saying i passed along the info :)
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:18 AM, Dallas <email@example.com> wrote:
I want to check this out.
please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
great to alert shooters to actions and need for media coverage.
On Nov 3, 2011 9:38 PM, "Victoria Sobel" <email@example.com> wrote:
hey guys here's that texting service i was talking about, here's the info-
this would probably be useful for coordinating efforts even larger than our
own! is anyone interested in helping follow up? this kind of thing really
isnt up my alley and i have no idea how to help besides spreading the word!
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From: Dayna R <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:55 PM
We met yesterday I just wanted to follow up with you on Mobile Matters.
Here's the website where you can read more about what they do:
I'm friendly with the people who run it, so I emailed asking about how
much it would cost if OWS was interested in using the service and they said
it would be free. Also:
Dayna, we can def help out. There won't be any costs involved, just time.
We can get you started and strategize re: how to get people to opt in for
alerts, etc., and ultimately its best for someone who's computer savvy to
train on the platform and learn how to send out alerts from the
MobileMatters platform. Andrew or myself will be in touch soon with more
details. Glad you reached out. We are happy to help.
Andrew did follow up with more details (I'm not sure what FB group he's
referring to, so don't worry about that):
I would like to set up a text alert system for everyone in the fB group,
to serve as another way to keep everyone informed, and to alert members in
Text messages have a near-100% "open/read rate". When you get a text, you
see it, and read it. That is a huge differentiator between Facebook posts,
Let's jump on a call to discuss. I can set up the text campaign very
easily (e.g. "text OCCUPY to 55678"). From there, you/others. can send out
text alerts at any time. I'll set up a username/password for you guys at
MobileMatters.org and you'll be good to go.
Lastly, we have a fB app that allows folks to sign up for text alerts
right from the fB page. Real cool.
I think it would be a great way for things like directing marches, letting
people know when certain big events and meetings are happening, etc. It can
even be used as an emergency call for reinforcements since we should be able
to break it out into sub-accounts depending on alert type.
What do you think?
Hope to see you soon,