23 June 2010
Profs don’t text
Because email’s going away.
I read some time ago that phone text messages were the most common means of communication in the world, by a wide margin, surpassing email. It’s increasingly obvious to me in the way I use my own computer. I have my RSS reader and Twitter running all the time in addition to my email.
I want to be able to type a text message, click the mouse button, and have it sent to all the students in the class who want to receive texts.
I hacked a crummy solution in the spring semester: I created a list of students in Google Voice. The problem was, I could only send one message to one person at a time. So I had to cut and paste and send for each student. The list was short, so it didn’t take up that much time, but it took minutes when it could have taken seconds.
If anyone has a solution... yeah, I’m a dinosaur, email me.
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