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10. 22. 2008

Cha Cha answers your election questions by text


You may have heard that there's an American presidential election coming up in the next couple of weeks... And while the candidates (mostly the seemingly more tech-savvy Barack Obama) have used everything from Twitter to ads inserted in video games to get their message across, how about voters use technology to find out some unbiased election facts?

That's the reasoning behind mobile answering service Cha Cha's Rock The Vote-backed initiative to help people get objective information on the candidates.

According to The New York Times:

"Send a text message to RTVOTE (788683) and a ChaCha guide — a real, live person, in this case specifically trained to give nonpartisan information about politics — will give you an answer."
You can ask about voting records in the Senate, or policy differences, or any other political query you might have. Answers will of course be text-message short and fairly simple, but this seems like a good use of gadgetry to me.

Via Textually.

Posted by Diane    Category: cell phones | current affairs
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