Monday, March 17, 2008

Thing 7 - Text Messaging

This weekend I heard about a real-life text messaging application that I wanted to share with you. We have a friend who attends the University of Iowa at Ames. She is home on Spring Break, but at around 3:00 am Sunday morning, she got a text message and her parents got a telephone call at the same time regarding an intruder in one of the dorms on campus who had a gun. The text told a description of the intruder and gave instructions on what to do and that the police were on their way. I just thought this was a very practical use of text messaging and timely in that I have just been learning about it and thinking of ways to use this communication tool in a school setting.

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