Clearing the Cache: Two Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy Two
BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 21 2009
- That is, astonishingly, the number of cell phone text messages the average American teen taps out each and every month. One wonders where they find the time and strength. You'll find that and other facts on the world as it is today in the enjoyable fourth installment of the "Did You Know" video series. (Thanks Shaun Dakin)
- ACORN is attempting to fundraise off of its woes. Calling last week "the hardest week in the history of ACORN," an email from CEO Bertha Lewis tracks the evolution of the crisis. "Congress cut funding we use to help families with a range of affordable housing issues in the middle of the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression," writes Lewis. "And they did it because Fox News and the right wing smear machine told them to do it."
- Well, whadda you know. It turns out that Sarah Palin is just killing it on Facebook. Reports Politico's Andy Barr: "Relying almost exclusively on social media to get her message out, Palin has managed to carve out her own high-profile place in the national health care debate, on energy policy and on tort reform."
- The New Organizing Institute has on tap a series of affordable online training seminars you might find interesting, including one with New York State Senate CIO Andrew Hoppin on governing online and another with Blue State Digital's Lauren Miller on how to email with the best of them.
- And a casual blog mention by The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan brings an expected doubling of print subscriptions for his parent magazine.