Using mobile phones to report voting irregularities
This election phones will be used to report voting irregularities. NPR, for example, is participating in Twitter VoteReport, a nationwide initiative to get voters to report problems using Twitter, text messaging, or just normal phone lines.
This is another example of a large, real-time feedback project that, just a few years ago, would not have required a much larger amount of infrastructure to develop. (The benefit of twitter or text messages is that they can be more easily automatically processed than voicemail messages).