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Articles tagged SMS (16)

“What we’re trying to do is figure out if there a space between broadcast and a total human-powered one-on-one interaction — which obviously doesn’t scale easily — to see if we can have the best of both worlds.”
“I think being in the Messenger ecosystem makes it much easier for people to share Purple and to share really interesting and important content that we’re talking about with their friends.”
The Post wants to be on “every bottable platform.” It plans to launch this fall on SMS and then Slack.
“I can’t imagine many stronger indications of one’s desire to engage with a news organization than adding it as a contact in their address book.”
The startup is using text messages to provide coverage of the presidential primaries.
In BuzzFeed’s news app, sharing via SMS is a more common user action than via Facebook or Twitter.
“Twitter is known for three things. It’s known for the Arab Spring, it’s known for Justin Bieber, and it’s known for narcissism.”
Activists, journalists, and others could use the mobile tool kit to share information on SIM cards the way files are shared on thumb drives. Justin Ellis
There might not by Internet access out in the fields, but WeFarm hopes that SMS and a human network built on translation and information sharing can let farmers get more out of their land. Caroline O'Donovan