Text Blast is a free application that allows community groups to communicate with their followers using mass text messages


In a City where 41% of households do not have internet access, TextBlast provides a way for community groups to connect with those residents through text messaging. Community groups often send a mass email reminding neighbors about an upcoming meeting. TextBlast allows the groups to collect cell phone numbers in the neighborhood and send that kind of reminder through text message, looping in those who may not have or use email at home. The service is provided free of charge, and is intended for groups like civic associations, CDCs, business associations, and other community builders.

View @ textblast.org

Created by Tim Wisniewski tim@timwis.com

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