“We are using BeGrouped to ensure people have up-to-date accurate information on what is happening at the Occupy Seattle Movement. The service is pretty awesome! Group text messaging is a great way to get people together.” Steve Ouch, Occupy Seattle
U.S.A. (PRWEB) October 14, 2011
BeGrouped.com announced today the donation of its powerful group texting platform to the Occupy movements throughout the country.
The donation of the service will streamline the organization of information both on the national level and in specific cities where Occupy demonstrations are being held.
BeGrouped.com is a technology company based in California that allows users to group text. Users can create channels and groups that followers opt into.
And it’s exactly that feature that will be most useful to spontaneous and ever-changing movements like Occupy. The ability to send a text to many members through one phone number will greatly help Occupy organizers going forward.
“We are using BeGrouped to ensure people have up-to-date accurate information on what is happening at the Occupy Seattle Movement. The service is pretty awesome! Group text messaging is a great way to get people together.” Steve Ouch, Communications, Occupy Seattle
Through BeGrouped.com, each Occupy city has created its own keyword, such as OccupyBoston. People interested in following the movement have texted OccupyBoston to phone number 443322 in order to receive text alerts directly on their phone.
BeGrouped’s texting platform has allowed the movement to:
Get immediate information directly into the hands of its followers
Receive information back from the field. No matter where an occupier is, they have direct communication with the leaders of the movement
Poll the members
Reply privately to individuals
This type of instant communication is invaluable to an organization that is as dynamic and fluid as Occupy Wall Street is.
Cities currently using BeGrouped:
Occupy New Jersey
There is also a national texting channel with the keyword OccupyUS. Interested followers are able to text the word OccupyUS to 443322 to receive text alerts about the Occupy national movement.
The Occupiers are also utilizing BeGrouped’s free private texting groups. This allows them to create private texting groups for smaller groups, which has been valuable to various committees that spring up in each city’s Occupy Movement. When one person sends a text to the group, it goes out to everyone in that group. When someone responds, it also is delivered to everyone in the group. It’s “reply-all” for text messaging.
“We are excited to provide support to the Occupy Movement,” said BeGrouped.com Co-Founder J.W. Wolterman. “Supporting Americans in exercising their First Amendment rights is a worthy cause. We are happy to donate our services. This movement requires instant communication between the organizers and the protestors and BeGrouped keeps everyone in contact with everyone else.”
Wolterman said that any other Occupy cities that would like a channel may contact BeGrouped for free texting.
For more information about BeGrouped or to start your own group, visit http://www.begrouped.com.