August 24, 2008
Obama's SMS VP announcement scooped by the press
Update: mocoNews.net has posted the text in the SMS announcing Barack Obama's vice presidential candidate - which arrived almost three hours after the news broke on the traditional media.
“Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee.”
Obama's announcement by SMS was scooped by the traditional press, "by dogged reporting, loose-lipped party insiders and the limits of technology", writes yahoo News.
"... Simultaneous delivery of millions of text messages is impossible. The messages must be routed to the carriers, which themselves may have bottlenecks.
It took about 15 minutes for the bulk of the messages to get through the system. Meanwhile, the campaign posted the veep choice on its Web site.
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