I admit, I've become addicted to text (SMS) alerts in a way comparable to my Outlook calendar. I no longer function without a 15 minute reminder that I have meeting approaching. The same is true of my reliance on SMS alerts to know what is happening in the Presidential campaign.
Yesterday, Barack's campaign sent me an alert to let me know he'd be on The Daily Show. It was actually information I wanted. This evening, I received a text alert from Hillary's campaign letting me know she'd won PA about 10-15 minutes after her victory speech began – fairly timely. I was overseas during the Ohio primaries and I nearly went crazy trying to get results until the SMS finally arrived.