Mobile Phones the New Social Activism Weapon

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Just like blogs revolutionized online communities, our mobile phones have evolved as powerful and very effective platform to voice out our opinion and share our thoughts to the community even when we are on the go.

Aside from the power of mobility, its inherent advantages include viral connectivity, message propagation in real time and individuality of perspective. Imagine a simple text message can inspire the whole country to protect democracy against greed and corruption. Call it weird or crazy but that's what exactly happened in the Philippines when they ousted then President Estrada in 2001.

With the entry of Mobile 2.0, mobile activism is expected to be more dynamic and interactive. Now, mobile users can use the ultra-popular twitter to share thoughts to the online community in real-time and other emerging mobile apps.

In the U.S., presidential aspirants rely on mobile technology to win the election. Barack Obama is noted for its very comprehensive mobile strategy from twitter feeds, ringtones, mobile phone wallpapers to SMS alerts all under Obama Mobile. Even Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul and john edwards do have their own Twitter feeds but not updated regularly.

For more examples of social activism powered by mobile technology, visit MobileActive.org.

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| January 20th, 2008 | Posted in Misc, Mobile Internet, Mobile Technologies |

10 Responses to “Mobile Phones the New Social Activism Weapon”

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    New Nokia N95 $300usd
    New Nokia N85 $300usd
    New Nokia N95 $250usd
    New Nokia N75 $300usd
    New Nokia 5300 $200usd
    New Nokia 7373 $200usd
    New Nokia 7390 $280usd
    New Nokia n93 $230usd
    New Nokia n92 $190usd
    New Nokia n91 $180usd
    New Nokia n90 $150usd
    New Nokia n72 $150usd
    New Nokia n73 $160usd
    New nokia n83 $170usd
    New nokia n80 $165usd
    New Nokia e73 $165usd
    New Nokia n70 $160usd
    New Nokia E61 $150usd
    New Nokia 7200 $195usd
    New Nokia 9300 $190usd
    New Nokia 7250i $175usd
    New Nokia 8800 $220usd
    New Nokia 8800 Sirocco $230usd
    New Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte $290usd
    New Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism $280usd
    New Nokia 7610 Supernova $230usd
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    New Qtek 9000 $130
    New Qtek 8310 $200
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    New Qtek 9090 $210
    New Qtek 8020 $200
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    New The Treo 700p…$190

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    New Apple 30 GB iPod Photo….$116.00
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    Blackberry 9000 Bold…….$300usd
    Nokia 5800 XpressMusic…..$265usd
    Nokia 8800 Arte…………$445usd
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    Samsung omnia i900………$305usd
    HTC Touch Diamond ………$350usd
    Nokia n96 16gb………….$320usd
    Apple iphone 3G 8gb……..$260usd
    Sony ericsson xperia x1….$315usd
    HTC Touch PRO…. ………$380usd
    Apple iphone 8gb………..$200usd
    Nokia n95 8gb…………..$250usd
    Sidekick Gekko 2008……..$160usd
    Samsung i8510 16GB(NEW)….$355usd

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    Nikon D700 12MP DSLR Digital Camera………$915

    Game Consoles:

    Sony Playstation 2………….$200
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    Nintendo Wii……………….$170

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    Dock Connector to USB Cable
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  9. kelly williams Says:

    SUNNY ELECTRONICS STORE LIMITED
    is a specialized supplier of Mobile phones (GSM PHONES), Video Games , Apple Ipods , Iphone , Laptops and Games. With high quality products, best service and good reputation, we have won a great support from customers, and become stronger and more powerful.

    Therefore, the scale has been expanded, and we now have our own Trading Branch Offices,Specifically we can supply Mobile phones (GSM and CDMA),
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    Classic Offer…………………Buy 10 units and get 3free

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    The phones are sim free and it’s never lock toanynetwork,specification:
    (europeans/usa-specifications) general network gsm 900/gsm 1800/gsm 1900 platform – tri band (gsm900 + 1800 + 1900 MHz: country of manufactured origin: Finland,Hungary and Singapore.

    XBOX GAMES
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    Xbox 360 Prenium pack ………..$240usd
    Xbox 360 Platinum Bundle Console.$260usd
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    Xbox 360 System Bundle………. $210usd
    Xbox 360 Core System Bundle……$220usd
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    Apple I-Phone 4gb………$200
    Apple I-Phone 8gb………$250
    Apple 3G I-phone 16gb……..$300
    Apple Ipod video 30GB…..$150
    Apple Ipod video 60GB…..$200
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    Xbox 360 wireless controller,
    Xbox 360 faceplate,
    Xbox 360 headset,
    Xbox 360 component hd-av cable,
    Xbox live silver membership
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    play station 2 …$130
    play station 3 (60gb) …$230
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    Nokia N95 8GB….$280usd
    Nokia N95 16GB….$300 usd
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    Nokia 8800 sirocco(NEW MODEL)..$240usd
    Nokia N93i for….. $250usd
    Nokia N76 for….. $2600usd
    Nokia N75 for….. $270usd
    Nokia N93 for…..$250 usd
    Nokia E90 for…..$270 usd
    Nokia E61 for…..$190 usd
    Nokia 9500……..$240USD

    Toshiba Satellite PRO L10…… $320
    Toshiba M200….. $500
    Toshiba R100……. $450
    Toshiba Qosmio E10…… $750
    Toshiba Satellite PRO L…. $250
    Toshiba M100…. $680
    Toshiba M300….. $740
    Toshiba Portege A20……$320
    Toshiba Satellite L10…. $330
    Toshiba Qosmio F20… $500

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    Sony Ericsson PHONES
    Sony Ericsson w960i{8gb}–$300usd
    Sony Ericsson w960–$200usd
    Sony Ericsson w900i $140usd
    Sony Ericsson W800i $135usd
    sony Ericsson w700 $130usd
    sony Ericsson w600i $125usd
    sony Ericsson w300 $120usd
    sony Ericsson w950 $160usd
    Sony Ericsson p990i $145usd
    Sony Ericsson m600i $175usd
    sony Ericsson m600 $170usd
    Sony Ericsson p990 $140usd
    Sony Ericsson p910i $125usd
    Sony ericsson J230i— $130
    Sony ericsson J300i— $130
    Sony ericsson K300i— $130
    Sony ericsson K310i— $130
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    Samsung M8800 Pixon 8 Megapixels…$400usd
    Samsung U700..300usd
    Samsung U600..210usd
    Samsung F520..220usd
    Samsung G800..250usd
    Samsung G600..230usd
    Samsung S401i..280usd
    Samsung Armani..320usd
    Samsung Serenata..300us
    samsung i900 omnia for…$350usd
    Pink Samsung Tocco…$300
    Samsung i8510…320USD
    HP iPAQ 614c — $300USD

    HTC Touch Cruise HTC Touch Cruise — $350UDS
    HTC TyTN II HTC TyTN II — $400USD
    HTC G1 (Google Phone) … $450usd
    HTC shift..450usd
    HTC P3450 (HTC Elf)..250usd
    HTC Advantage X7501..340usd
    HTC P3300 (HTC Artemis 160)..250usd
    HTC S630 (HTC Cavalier 100)..320usd
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    HTC P3600 (HTC Trinity 100)..300usd
    HTC MTeoR (HTC Breeze 160) ..250usd
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    HTC TyTN P4500 (HTC Hermes 200)..300usd
    HTC Advantage X7500 (HTC Athena)..400usd

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    I-Mate JAM $190
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  10. sarah Says:

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    Nextel Phones, we want you to get back to us with your quote so that we can
    begin a good business relationship. Note they are all Brand New T2 Euro specs,
    unlocked, no operator logo, come in their original sealed box, With 1 year
    international warranty from the manufacturer, English & Spanish manual,
    Finland made.
    Kindly acknowledge the reciept of our mail and get back to us at:

    Email:euronet_inc@hotmail.com

    Samsung P520 Armani====$330usd
    BlackBerry Storm 9500..$350usd
    BlackBerry Curve 8900 $300usd
    Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte..$600usd
    Nokia 8800 sapphire arte$500usd
    HTC Touch HD .$500usd
    HTC Touch Pro .$400usd
    HTC Touch Diamond $350usd
    Samsung omnia i900..$400usd
    Apple iphone 3G 16gb..$300usd
    Sony ericsson C905$500usd
    Nokia n96 16gb$400usd
    Apple iphone 16gb..$350usd
    Sony ericsson xperia x1..$350usd
    Apple iphone 8gb..$300usd
    Nokia n95 8gb.$300usd
    Ps3 60gb.$300usd
    Samsung U800=====$380USD
    Samsung G900====$350usd
    Samsung U900=====$350usd
    Samsung i780===$340usd
    Samsung Serenata====$400usd

    Samsung Omnia (i900) Specifications:

    HSDPA (up to 7.2Mbps) / 3G (2100MHz) / EDGE/ GPRS Class 12 / GSM

    (900/1800/1900MHz)
    5 Megapixel Camera with Auto-Focus & Power LED flash. Also comes with

    face and smile detection, Wide Dynamic Range optimisation and geo-tagging
    2nd VGA Camera for video telephony
    65K TFT WQVGA (240400); 16:9 format
    Multi-Format Music Support (MP3,AAC,AAC+,RM,WMA)
    Background Music Play
    FM Radio
    Light Sensor / Motion Sensor with automatic screen rotation and

    etiquette pause
    Digital Photo Frame
    Video Recording (MPEG4, up to 640 x 480 / 3gp)
    Video Playback (DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV)
    Video Editor / TV Out function
    Bluetooth v2.0 EDR / USB 2.0 / WiFi 802.11 b/g
    Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
    E-mail ( POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, MS PUSH Mail)
    Windows Live with Windows Mobile Messenger
    Offline Mode / Hands-free Speaker
    Internet Explorer 5 (WEB) / Opera Browser (WAP)
    Full Touch Screen
    Optical Joystick
    RSS Reader / Podcast Manager
    Office Mobile / Internet Sharing
    Java MIDP 2.0
    Marvell PXA312, 624 MHz CPU
    RAM 128MB, ROM 256MB
    Support up to 1000 USIM contacts
    Storage Memory 16GB or 8GB built-in Flash memory; MicroSD expansion slot

    tested up to 8GB
    Size: 112 x 56.9 x 12.5mm / 122g
    Phone battery capacity: 1440mAh
    Talk Time: 5.8 hours (2G), 4 hours (3G)
    Standby Time: 500 hours (2G), 400 hours (3G)

    Email:
    euronet_inc@hotmail.com
    euronet_inc@yahoo.com

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