Obama, Text Me Your VP Pick!

There have been reports of fake Obama texts and e-mails with announcements that Obama has chosen Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh -- a legitimate contender -- and not so legitimate contenders including gold medalist Michael Phelps, Mickey Mouse and even singer Rick Astley.

Will Supporters Be First to Know ...By Seconds?

Online Democrats are outpacing wired Republicans in signing up for campaign e-mails and texts and donating money online, largely because more tech-savvy young people are Democrats, according to the latest survey by the nonpartisan Pew Center Internet and American Life Project.

The survey found 46 percent of Americans are using the Internet, e-mail or phone text messages for political purposes in this election -- up dramatically from the 2004 election.

However, the survey found that only 4 percent of all adults are sending or receiving text messages about the campaign or other political issues on a regular basis. And the people who are using e-mail and text messages to get political information tend to be younger, and have higher levels of income and education.

So despite the high-tech priority the Obama campaign is putting into place, more Americans are likely to hear the news first from the traditional media outlets.

"One thing that's certain is that the minute that the blast e-mail, or the blast text message comes out, instantly it will be publicized through the mainstream news media," said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Center Internet and American Life Project, "so it's not something like people are going to have a lot of extra time advantage by learning it this way."

Prapaisilp, an Obama supporter from the beginning, said he just wants the waiting to be over.

"I just really want to know so I can get into the whole mindset of the general election," he said.

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