From Joanna Weiss, Globe Staff
It's great for teenage conversations and "American Idol" voting, but can text messaging change the world?
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, a strong opponent of the Iraq war, is calling on the public to join in an antiwar mobilization via mobile phone, and he boldly declares it "the first time text messaging has been used to try and change American policy."
How? Kucinich is asking voters to send the word "peace" to the number 73223 -- which, if you look carefully, spells out "p-e-a-c-e" on the dialpad. The Ohio congressman's campaign says it will compile the results, and then send the messages to President Bush and the Pentagon.