Apparently I’m the last person in the world to hear about an outfit called Reverse Robocall. But it seems it provides a way for you to place your own robocalls to supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).
A story on Ars Technica has all the details and links. As AT explains it:
For a fee of $10, Reverse Robocall will let you record a message that will be delivered as a phone call to the offices of the co-sponsors of SOPA and each of the associations and lobbying groups that have backed the bill in Congress—88 in all. You can even customize the phone number that will appear in caller ID for the call in order to avoid being blocked by systems that reject calls without them. And, if you choose, you can let others listen into your message on the site and rate your effort.
I’d call that $10 well spent. And it gets better. You can use the site to set up other robocalls using pre-packaged sets of call targets.
The people who developed the reverse robocall site also established the National Political Do Not Contact Registry for those of us who want to opt out of political robocalls. I’m guessing that would be everybody.
It’s late, and I haven’t run down all the details on these delicious opportunities for revenge — er, fighting back — but I guarantee I’ll be looking into them tomorrow. I see at least one $10 investment in my immediate future.
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Nope… you’re not the last person to hear about Reverse Robocall, because I just heard about it now readying your post. Thanks!
Sorry… “reading” not “readying”… my typo’s are getting out of control.
I vaguely remember seeing something about something like this in and amongst my mountains of post notification emails, but it does sound very enticing, especially the “for revenge — er, fighting back” and “National Political Do Not Contact Registry” parts. 😀
Thanks for the shout out !
Hey, it was my pleasure. Keep up the great work!
me. i’m last. as usual. continue…