Educational articles related to Text Messaging
Phone Safety Tips Your Kids Need to Know - These
tips can go a long way to protect your child from the
threats and problems that cell phone ownership may carry.
Dispose of a Cell Phone - Most of us know when to
discard, recycle, or compost the items we're parting
with, but it seems that many of us are at a loss as
to how to dispose properly of our cell phones when we
no longer need them.
When Crisis Strikes
- We have all seen the tragedies that have struck a
little too close to home.
Role of Cell Phone in Politics - With the expansion
of cell phones into so many aspects of our lives, it's
hardly surprising that cell phones are playing a growing
role in the political sphere.
Advent of Access: How Smart Phones Have Changed the
World - With the ongoing move of smart phones towards
near-ubiquity, much of society has come to take these
do-all devices for granted. In overcoming the novelty
of smart phones, many of us have lost our one-time sense
of awe at this technology, and have ceased marveling
at the effect it has had on the world around us.
is the Right Age for a Cell Phone? - There are a
few factors, however, that remain consistently important
in helping parents decide whether their child or young
teenager is ready for their own phone.
Your Phone Can Make Driving Safer - As much as we
love our phones, their widespread use has a number of
negative consequences, and the fact that almost one
in four car collisions involve cell phones is a particularly
grave one. However, many innovators have responded to
this danger, developing technologies that aim to reduce
the role of cell phones in distracted driving.
What is SMS? - In recent
months SMS has become synonymous with any text message
sent to a cell phone.
Tips for Using
Cell Phones - While there are no specific, explicitly
stated rules for how, when, and what one should text,
there is undoubtedly an unspoken standard of what is
appropriate and inappropriate to text.
Etiquette - While cellular connectivity is a comfort
to some, it can be rude and disruptive to others. You
may wish to be available at all times, but there are
some times when it is simply not appropriate to use
your cell phone.
Phone Etiquette - Part 2 - Cellular telephones,
or "cellphones", are an important part of modern society.
When "Miss Manners" wrote about good manners and etiquette,
mobile phones did not exist nearly to the extent they
do in our society today. In an effort to assist cellphone
users, we have written up some guidelines to help people
use their mobile phones appropriately while navigating
in polite society.
- Cellular phones and pagers are part of the "now" generation,
instant contact, anywhere at any time. People are looking
for convenience, comfort and security. The question
is how instantaneous and reliable is the contact?
What Are Ringtones?
- Ringtones are melodic sounds a cellular or cell phone
makes when an incoming call or message arrives. Since
cellular phones are significantly more sophisticated
than landline phones, ringtones can be personalized
to suit the owner's personal taste.
Number Portability - Industry changes are on the
horizon for cellular industry. The FCC has ruled that
customers can change carriers (cellular providers) and
maintain their existing cellular number.
Recycle Celluar Phones? - Cellular phones and other
mobile devices often contain toxic materials that can
pollute the environment.
Reliable are Cell Phones - Cellular phones and pagers
are part of the "now" generation, instant contact, anywhere
at any time. People are looking for convenience, comfort
How Messaging Works -
Messages can be sent to pagers, cell phones or other
devices any number of ways. We've detailed some of the
more common ways below.
Recycle Cell Phones - The low cost of cell phones
and the added technological improvements mean that the
majority of cellular phone users are on their 2nd or
3rd generation hand set.
Phone Etiquette - Today's society is all about being
connected 24/7. Cell phones now provide instant access
to anyone and everyone, from corporate executives to
housewives and children alike.
Etiquette - Cellular telephones, or "cellphones",
are an important part of modern society. When "Miss
Manners" wrote about good manners and etiquette, mobile
phones did not exist nearly to the extent they do in
our society today.
Rules; Contracts for Parents - Owning and using
a phone requires a level of responsibility. With this
responsibility, however, comes more opportunities to
make mistakes, and greater accountability for those
Text Messaging Ruining Our Youth? - If you have
noticed the apparent omnipresence of cell phones, as
most of us surely have, it likely won't surprise you
that about 86% of the world's roughly seven billion
people have access to a mobile phone, or that 80% of
cell phone owners use their devices to send and receive
Things Your Phone Can Do in Emergency Situations
- Owning a cell phone has come to be regarded as a necessity
in modern society, and with the great advances that
have been made in smart phone technology, most of us
rely on our phones to help us in an array of situations.
Messages for Public Safety - In the Public Safety
and Emergency Management world, making sure your messages
are always delivered and received is incredibly important.
There are many different ways to send messages and it
can sometimes be confusing and frustrating to know what
to do and how to do it. With that in mind, here are
the best methods available to Public Safety and Emergency
Management services for sending SMS messages.
Methods for Public Safety - There are many different
ways to integrate PageGate with other programs and hardware
and these forms of integration are invaluable to Public
Safety and Emergency Management Systems because it allows
you to send pages to pagers, SMS to cell phones, Email
to email addresses or any combination of the three.
It's a fairly easy process but knowing how to integrate
with our software is a key step in understanding what's
going to be best for your environment.
Why SMTP Messages
Fail - A quick look at greylists and blacklists.
Your Smart Phone Make You, Well, Smarter? - Smart
phones do an abundance of amazing things for us, but
it is important to note that making you smarter overnight
is not one of them. Your smart phone can, however, be
implemented in a way that will aid you substantially
in the process of expanding your mind and heightening
your intelligence. Use your phone right, and you may
be surprised at what it can do!
Implications of Texting - These applications of
texting are certainly a boon to the sphere of health
and medicine, which constantly grows more efficient
and effective as we develop technology and find new
uses for it. With so many new uses for SMS arising in
the medical community, texting promises to provide many
innovative and useful new programs to come.
Healthy You - Trying to keep that New Year's resolution
to stay fit? You'll be pleased to learn that technology
can help you far more than it may distract you, if you
use it right. Whether you want to stick to a fitness
regimen, eat healthier, manage your weight, sleep better,
or improve your overall wellness, there is, as they
say, an app for that.
My Big Fat Greece
Vacation Phone Bill: How To Travel With Your Phone
- While using your phone outside of the country is likely
to cost you a little more than usual, you shouldn't
be afraid of taking your phone with you on your travels.
Before shooting that MMS with the view from your hotel
room, though, you should do a little research to make
sure you aren't in over your head.
R U Ready to
Fight Ebola? How Texting Has Combatted the Ebola Outbreak
- Though Western panic about the 2014 Ebola outbreak
has largely calmed down, the epidemic remains a deadly
reality in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. One surprising,
and surprisingly effective, agent of these efforts is,
Text Me to Church:
How SMS Helps Religion - We don't too often think
of technological development in the realm of religion,
a word that calls to mind community gatherings and places
of worship that long predate modern technology. But
the fact of the matter is, when it comes to SMS technology,
everyone is finding ways to advance the things that
are important to them, and religion makes no exception.
Talk About Sex: How Cell Phones Are Changing the Face
of Sex Education - Love it or hate it, sexual health
education in the U.S. experiences a dearth of funding
and valid information, and people are fighting back.
Farmers: How SMS and Mobile Technology Are Shaping Farming
- Texting is only beginning to make its impact on the
world of farming. While promising advances have been
made, many of these devices and processes are in limited
use, or are still being tested and improved. Who knows
how SMS technology will change the face of agriculture
as more and more developments are made in the coming
years? We can't wait to find out.
Degrees: How Is Texting Impoving Education? - Texting
and schooling: they don't quite seem to work together.
But, schools are showing us more each day, they do.
Texting Is Helping Victims of Violence Across the World
- Texting has had many significant uses, but the use
of SMS to help people remain in or find safety surely
stands as one of the most important. Texting is not
only a daily convenience, but a powerful force for good
Believe How These People are Texting - Most of us
know texting's being used for just about everything
these days, but some of the new ways texting is being
applied to our lives still manage to surprise us.
Texting Habits You Need to Drop - We all have those
friends we love very much, but sometimes just hate to
text. Bad texting habits can happen to good people,
and even those of us who fancy ourselves masters of
text message etiquette invariably catch ourselves indulging
in poor texting behavior from time to time.
Text and Dine: How Texting
Can Improve the Restaurant Industry - We often think
of going out to eat as an almost sacred ritual, free
from the distracting reach of our mobile devices: an
occasion about enjoying food and the company of friends
and family face-to-face.
Your Health: the Impact of Texting on Women's Health
- Using text messaging to improve health isn't new,
and we've written about it time and again. But as those
seeking to enhance health, wellness, and medicine turn
to texting more and more to further their ends, an increasingly
exciting and specific array of SMS applications emerges.
to Better Health: Can SMS Improve Medication Compliance?
- Studies are showing that setting up text message reminders
for dosages improves rates of compliance to a medication
routine, findings that have big implications.
Text Messaging Helps the Fight Against Malaria -
Could text messaging help the fight against malaria?
Recent studies and applications of SMS to efforts against
malaria in afflicted regions of African countries suggest
that it just might.
Wounds: Is SMS the Future of Sports Medicine Research?
- Sports are an enormously popular pastime; recreational
sports constitute a huge proportion of participation
in sports. And yet, likely due to the lack of attention
placed on sports at the recreational level, injuries
in community level sports garner little attention.
Texting Save Clinical Trial Recruitment? - Getting
a drug on the market is no easy feat; an enormous amount
of research, development, and trials are only quantitative
markers of the process a new medication must undergo
before ganing the clear for distribution by healthcare
Diabetics, Texting Program Improves Health - In
an effort to make keeping on top of the daily responsibilities
of diabetes easier, researchers have begun to explore
how texting might be used to lighten this load and improve
the health of diabetics.
Texting Double Your Odds of Kicking Smoking for Good?
- All in all, with text messaging at our disposal, we
are poised to make great strides in the realm of medicine
SMS Bolster Skin Cancer Prevention? - If you find
yourself forgetting the sunscreen or the hat a little
too often, a new study from Australia may have a solution
for you-- and that solution takes the form of texting.
Messaging Can Help Weight Loss, Study Says - With
about half of American adults trying to lose weight
and an estimated 65 billion dollars being spent each
year by Americans on weight loss-related products and
services, there simply has to be a better way. And,
studies suggest, there is.
Texting Is Helping the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
- One exciting use of SMS to develop in recent years
promises to help those diagnosed with or at risk of
Text Messaging Help Protect Your Kids from the Flu?
- With text messaging rising as a top mode of communication,
the use of texting to advance health and educate people
becomes an increasingly promising avenue for health
care providers, and, with developments like these educational
texts, the children they serve.
Hunting Violations: How SMS Is Helping Protect the Wilderness
- We may not think of the expansion of technology and
the protection of the wild as congruent interests, but
the expanding applications of SMS show us more and more
that they just might be.
Could Never Forget an Appointment Again, Thanks to Texting
- The efficacy and cost reduction presented by texting
as a vehicle for reminders, combined with the medium's
other conveniences, makes it a powerful tool available
to help professionals and forgetful folks alike.
Messaging Improves Breast Cancer Screening Attendance,
Study Shows - Everyone forgets commitments from
time to time, and doctor's appointments are far from
an exception. But missing appointments with your health
care provider can be both a drain on medical resources
and a danger to your health.
Messages Improve Birth Control Compliance, Says Study
- Regardless of what research stands to be done, the
power of text messaging to improve health care compliance
shines as clear as ever. SMS is a truly valuable tool
for the practice of medicine and those who benefit from
Text Messaging Bridge the "Word Gap" in Our Kids?
- We've seen text messaging take on a number of practical
roles in secondary and post-secondary education, but
did you know it can be used to bolster the education
even of young children?
is Texting Impacting Human Trafficking? - We've
seen text messaging used in a host of inventive ways
to make our lives a little easier, but the way the Polaris
Project has enlisted SMS for a bigger task: helping
victims of human trafficking find safety and get back
on their feet.
Notifications Via Text Message Streamlining Jury Duty
- No one likes getting their jury duty summons,
and scheduling around jury duty can be an even greater
nuisance. Thankfully, some states and counties are beginning
to find ways to reduce this problem, with text messaging
taking a central role.
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