Media Coverage of PopeAlarm.com
PopeAlarm.com sent notifications to over 135,000 people after the white smoke went out from the Sistine Chapel. The website and the service created quite a buzz both here in America and throughout the world. A Google search of "popealarm.com" yielded almost 45,000 results with 4,000 news stories. Below is a sampling of press coverage.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (3/12)
NBC Palm Springs "Pope Alarm"
NPR Morning Edition 3/12 “Can’t Read Smoke Signals? Try A Pope Alert Via Text” (Opening of the Show)
NPR All Things Considered “Pope Apps and Websites Help You Stay Up to Speed on Papal Selection”
NPR Morning Edition “Election of Pope Francis Could Signal New Start for Church” (post-election – student gets PopeAlarm in class at 2:04 mark)
PopeAlarm.com in an article on the front page of ABCNews.com
New York Daily News – “Don’t want to sleep through the selection of the new Pope? Set your “pope alarm”
Boston Herald – “Catholic faithful get wired for papal selection”
CBC News | Calgary (post-election) – “Calgarians react to ‘New World’ Pope”
Vancouver Sun – “Sound the pope alarm! Website alerts people”
International Business Times – “PopeAlarm.com alerts users the moment Pope is elected”
The Jesuit Post – “Don’t Be Alarmed, Just Use Pope Alarm”
The Christian Post – “Pope Alarm: Papal Election to Be Announced Via Text or Twitter”
Catholic Herald (UK) – Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/03/13
National Catholic Register and Catholic News Agency – “Thousands Sign Up for Pope Election Text Message”
Online Articles – Other Languages (17 languages total)
(Note: If you don't know the language use Google Translate for a rough translation of the articles. On clicking the article, Google may automatically ask you if you would like the page translated. Below is not an exhaustive list, but just one from each language.)
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