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Barack Obama to reveal his deputy by text

Barack Obama will reveal his choice for his potential vice president in an email and text message to supporters, his campaign has said.

The US Democratic presidential hopeful, whose campaign has embraced new media technologies, will send out an email and text alert to supporters as soon as the decision is made.

Mr Obama, 47, faces Republican John McCain, a 71-year-old Arizona senator who has admitted he has difficulties using computers, in November’s general election which will decide who will be the 44th president of the United States.

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Barack Obama also has a Twitter account.