Tag Archives for Text messaging

The Missed Call: The Decade’s Zeitgeist?

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a longer version of an upcoming syndicated column.) When people look back at the last decade for a technology zeitgeist they may choose SMS, or the iPod, or maybe even Facebook. Me? I’d choose the … Continue reading

10. November 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Digitial Divide, Innovation, Low tech, Networks, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Obese Texters, Back to the Future, and Scams

I make an appearance on the excellent Breakfast Club show on Radio Australia each Friday at about 01:15 GMT and some listeners have asked me post links to the stuff I talk about, so here they are. Texting reduces obesity … Continue reading

14. November 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Phones, Search, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Third Screen Talks to the Second

Nokia has finally woken up to the potential of connecting its phones to a computer. I’ve written elsewhere about the PC Suite, but its latest version has made some great strides in allowing you to use the computer to manage … Continue reading

01. September 2008 by jeremy
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SMS, Toilets, Bike Theft and Cars

I remember an instructive conversation with a guy who developed services for the mobile phone. I was suggesting some fancy service or other that involved a small app sitting on the phone. He said it wouldn’t fly with users. “No … Continue reading

20. February 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Information I’d Prefer Not To Get Via SMS

Some thing you don’t want to hear via SMS. Students in India can receive their exam results by text message (along with a free bottle of beer or something): not sure I want the most important news in my young … Continue reading

08. March 2007 by jeremy
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Tsunamis, Warnings and the SMS

Systems — especially warning systems — need to work perfectly, or not at all. Take Thailand’s new tsunami early warning system, which recently failed a trial because busy phone networks took hours to deliver vital SMS messages, while some some … Continue reading

18. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Networks | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Treo 650 Spontaneous Reboot When Sending SMS Messages

Here’s a tip that’s completely useless for anyone who a) doesn’t have a Treo and b) hasn’t had their Treo spontaneously reboot when sometimes sending SMS text messages. As I couldn’t find this solution elsewhere, I thought I’d post it … Continue reading

30. July 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Resources, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , | 35 comments

How To Stop Texters Having Accidents

I’m getting increasingly concerned about the potential for serious ‘texting accidents’ (what I’m going to call textcidents). These occur when two or more people are walking along texting into their cellphone and, oblivious of their surroundings, bump into each other. … Continue reading

19. May 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Phones | Tags: , | 2 comments

The U.S.’ Next Big Thing: SMS-TV

No question that the U.S. is ahead on lots of cool stuff, but it has yet to be subjected to the world of SMS-TV. SMS-TV is when TV programmes let viewers vote, or submit competition entries, by text message, usually … Continue reading

15. March 2005 by jeremy
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Social Technology vs Antisocial Technology

After chatting with Jerry Michalski, a great guy and a keen supporter of social software, I was given to thinking. This is what I thought: I know other people use the term, and I haven’t read everything they’ve written, but … Continue reading

03. December 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

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