Cell phones are fast becoming powerful activist tools. Text messaging is being used for organization, communication and coordinator.
Riot Tones is an interesting service. Image being able to take the audio from one of the Liberal campaign spoofs and convert it into a ringtone, then making the ringtone publicly available.
The service is currently in Alpha testing and is expected to launch in the spring of 2006.
Riot.tones is the first Web 2.0 free and open source hosted service dedicated to the generation and distribution of cell phone ringtones by grassroots activists. By simplifying the complicated process of editing, converting and transferring MP3 files into file formats supported by cell phones, Riottones is turning a closed, corporate communications medium into a global alternative broadcasting network for progressive political voices around the world.