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Texting: What's Good 

Cellphones aren't just for talking anymore. Like it or not, they've become mobile data devices.

If you're still getting used to having a cellphone, this might be tough for you to absorb, but it's actually a pretty cool shift, and it took a major step forward in the past few weeks as the Obama campaign promotedits texting service on the national stage. Nielsen Mobile estimatesthat nearly 3 million people received Obama's "Joe Biden is my veep" text. And then last night, I heard them plugging it from the podium during the convention.

I was excited to hear the Obama people talking up texting, because Seven Days is about to start experimenting with it, too. What's Good, our new college guide, is debuting its first texts next week. You can sign up to get 'em by texting "wgme" to 21321. Or enter your phone number here.

We'll text you twice a week with discounts, parties and events.You'll be able to get a coupon on your phone, and then you show yourphone at the business and get a good deal.

OK, it's not quite as exciting as finding out Obama's veep pick, but it has the potential to be pretty cool.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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