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SMS Nation: August Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Millennials continue to text more and talk less. A new article by Forbes Magazine confirms the trend we’ve been seeing for several years now: that SMS is the preferred communication method for Millennials, above phone calls and even, on some occasions, face to face interactions. The father of text messaging passed away.

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SMS Nation: October Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! It started as a mobile app, but now they’ve launched a complementary service called Gone by SMS to make it even easier for users. With Gone by SMS, users can now send a text to a phone number and an assistant will walk them through the entire process via SMS. Alerts & Reminders Industry News Text Messagin

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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SMS texting is a great way to do it because it’s the most popular form of communication, and the one most likely to be viewed by recipients. text messages a day and that SMS campaigns have a 99% clickthrough rate? An SMS campaign may also be best for international campaigns to reach people with limited Internet bandwidth. SMS is the way to go! Of course you do!

SMS Nation: July Edition

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Here, we’ve compiled three recent stories about SMS that caught our eye about how text messaging is impacting our daily lives. New report finds that people prefer SMS to Facebook Messenger. The survey commissioned 509 participants to report their mobile phone habits, and found that 72% of participants said that they prefer SMS to messaging apps. D.E.A.

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Three Myths of SMS Marketing Debunked

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Here are three common myths about SMS marketing debunked. Mobile messaging is highly regulated by carriers and industry watch groups, and legislation today protects the public against spam via text. Every step of a user’s participation in a mobile campaign is clearly made with consent. In fact, baby boomers are actually the largest growing demographic of mobile users.

Using Accents in SMS Text Messages

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Mobile Commons works with some of the most inspiring Hispanic organizations in the country, including Reform Immigration 4 America , Presente.org , the National Alliance for Hispanic Health , the National Hispanic Media Coalition , and many others. But if you join the Spanish-language version of any of their mobile lists, you’ll notice something surprising. SMS in the US. You see, there are two competing mobile phone technologies in the United States: GSM and CDMA. AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM, while Verizon and Sprint use CDMA. Great!”

What’s New with SMS and the World Today

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Here are a few interesting stories about SMS that are circulating the web. Although the message was received by a mobile phone, Neil had to send it through his office computer since cell phones at the time did not have a way of inputting text. It was a year later that Nokia built a phone that allowed for the input of text via keyboard, and a new era was born.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. 91% of adults own mobile phones, and 85% of them use them for texting. How Does it Work? Sound efficient?

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women. The challenge: Can mobile interventions overcome the challenges of reaching young urban mothers in low-income areas? M.P.H., times more than Caucasians.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones?

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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The survey explores cell phone usage in low-income, urban communities, and found that cell phone interventions have strong potential as an effective means of achieving positive healthcare outcomes for inner city, at risk women. The challenge: Can mobile interventions overcome the challenges of reaching young urban mothers in low-income areas? M.P.H., times more than Caucasians.

Create Real-Time Text Chat Through Our LivePerson SMS Integration

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A mobile messaging campaign is conversational by its very nature. In some cases, an organization might want to have its staff members send direct messages to their mobile community. For those customers, Mobile Commons lets you create real-time text chat, by integrating with LivePerson. LivePerson over SMS. Mobile Commons has integrated their software into our system, so you can chat with people on their mobile phones. For most organizations, those conversations are largely automated. Real-time text chat doesn’t make sense for everybody.

Four Steps to Driving College Enrollment with SMS

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Text messaging provides a way for colleges and universities to reach out to teens on the device they use most—their mobile phones – and get them to take action. SMS is an effective way to engage teens, capture information, and effectively communicate with prospective students to drive enrollment. The first step in any successful mobile campaign is promoting your call to action.

Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Personalization

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Healthcare providers can use data from each patient’s profile in order to send customized messages directly to their mobile phones. The post Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Personalization appeared first on Mobile Commons. A person’s health is a private and intimate affair. Let patients know that they are talking to a real person.

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

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Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering. That’s because it’s incredibly easy for people donate through their mobile phone. Perhaps your date is one of them?

Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

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In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. In particular, SMS has the widest reach of all mobile channels and can be leveraged in conjunction with other channels. Fundraising over SMS is quick and simple. Other Kinds of Mobile Donations. All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo Use Case

Mobile Phones to Monitor Teenagers Mental Health

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Thanks to Holly Hart for forwarding a very interesting article about monitoring and behavioral change using mobile phones. Not mobile learning, but an important pilot to help in the treatment of 14-24 year-olds with depression issues. The program monitors "each young person's mood, stress levels, coping strategies, alcohol and cannabis use, exercise, eating patterns and general lifestyle factors." By using the communications capabilities of mobile phones and SMS messages, MCRI hopes to better capture information and provide earlier treatment.

Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?

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More and more companies invested in building their brand are pouring more money into mobile marketing. And while bigger budgets for mobile might imply the development of mobile apps, a new article by Wired Magazine points out that companies may have to look no further for a unique interface or well designed app. The post Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?

SMS Delivers Patient Support in Many Forms

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Data from SAP Global shows that 68% of people check their phones at least hourly. In the 18-24 age group, 37% check their phones every 10 minutes. All these figures underscore why mobile phones are an excellent way to connect with your core audience. Healthcare institutions that want to connect with their patients via SMS should pay attention to these figures.

DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin’s TED Talk on a Teen Crisis SMS Hotline

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Lublin is working to launch a service where teens can text in their urgent issues and receive immediate help from a counselor – and it’s all powered by Mobile Commons. “I think [a mobile phone] might be a lifeline. All Posts Blog Customer News Inspirations Press Why Mobile Commonsthink it might be able to save more lives than penicillin,” Lublin says. It’s fast.

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

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The mobile market is changing and that means healthcare marketing has to change with it. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, there’s a huge opportunity for healthcare marketers to capitalize on this shift, especially with today’s smartphone generation of millennials. Why Healthcare Institutions Must Engage with Mobile Marketing.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

SMS News: May 2015, Healthcare Edition

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In this month’s edition of SMS news, we highlight three interesting healthcare studies involving text messaging. The study tracked four groups of patients: one group who had no mobile phone during surgery, a second group who played Angry Birds during surgery, a third group who texted a known companion during surgery, and a fourth group who texted a stranger during surgery.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. Because it’s easy, confidential, and effective, SMS chat is quickly becoming the preferred communication tool for doctors and patients alike. How Does it Work?

Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Language practice using mobile phones 1 09 2006 Ewan McIntosh highlights a post by Lynne from Tobermoryhs , where she relates “how her students have been practicing French speaking skills on their mobile phones, including a great game – how long can you spend speaking on the phone… in the foreign language&#. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards 28 06 2006 StudyCell, a company specialising in mobile-phone-based flashcards and formative assessment quizzes, today announced it has surpassed the 10,000 downloads mark. Their site, at [link] , allows students to download a number of free “flashcard&# games to their mobile phone, which will test them on subjects including several languages, mathematics, and even movie trivia.

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

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Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering. That’s because it’s incredibly easy for people donate through their mobile phone. Perhaps your date is one of them?

Cheap SMS | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Cheap SMS 12 05 2006 At our Board of Studies Mobile Learning workshop in February, we ran an interactive “treasure hunt&# activity to demonstrate some of the ways mobile phones could be used to facilitate learning experiences. As part of that activity, we communicated with all of the “teams&# using SMS. Please Turn Your Mobile On. « Human Parallels with Computer-Based Learning Welcome.

Rethinking Healthcare Conversations with Text Messaging

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In a recent Healthcare Dive webinar , Chris Boone, CEO of the Health Data Consortium , and Alyson Rixner, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Mobile Commons, discussed why text messaging is an effective means of reaching and engaging patients in the healthcare space. In contrast, text messaging, also known as SMS, reaches people where they prefer to be reached. Text Messaging

Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone. Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

Four Steps to Driving College Enrollment with SMS

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Text messaging provides a way for colleges and universities to reach out to teens on the device they use most—their mobile phones – and get them to take action. SMS is an effective way to engage teens, capture information, and effectively communicate with prospective students to drive enrollment. The first step in any successful mobile campaign is promoting your call to action.

#ict4D: the complex mLearning challenges for specific ethnic groups #mlw2013

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Leslie Dodson from the University of Colorado on The mobile utitly gap and literacy challenges in oral-language communities: sms use by Berber women. These are my live blognotes coming from UNESCO's mobile learning week enriched with tweets from Ronda ( @glam_mobileleo ). mobile mLearning gender research m4d mobile learning unesco ICT4Dthis is it!

Free mobile sms service getting to grips with bullying in schools: Bullyproof

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Reduce bullying First of all bullyproof says to decrease bullying by using sms's. The free Bullyproof software , developed by Brendan O'Keefe , enables kids from primary and secondary school to send sms-allerts when bullying is taking place, or has happened. Because more and more young children have access to a mobile phone, and because it is a daily used instrument to those who have it, the technology is low threshold. Bullyproof SMS is a social innovation designed to help reduce bullying. Tags: mobile tools education social interaction medical

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

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The problem has everything to do with perception: As a marketer with a compelling story to tell, email, social media, and mobile apps are viewed as individual communications channels that each serve their own purpose. Consider this: More than 90 percent of American adults own a mobile phone, and virtually every mobile phone available today can send or receive a text message.

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Text Messaging for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes

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Twelve percent of all SMS healthcare studies published from 2013-2014 examined the efficacy of text messaging for diabetes management. They point out that a person’s mobile phone can be seen as an on-call assistant for managing diabetes via regular text messages. With the right preventative care, the rate of diabetes among at-risk populations can be greatly reduced using SMS.

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

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Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone, tablet or mobile device?

#ICT4d Using #mHealth to improve access to family planning and child health services in #Malawi by Limbanazo Kapindula

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LimbanazoKapindula ( Twitter: @Limkapin ) has come to ITM to help us out in setting up a mobile diabetic project (willreport on this later) in Cambodia, the Philippines and the Democratic Republicof Congo. Limbanazois an IT expert, and he gave the mobile phone training to people who had neverused mobile phones before. mobile mLearning ITM health ICT4D

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

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A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web. You also (unlike Polleverywhere) can get the results of the poll on your mobile phone! Classroom Applications of mobile polling KWL's It can be used to generate KWL's inside or outside of class. SMSpoll is similiar to the fantastic Polleverywhere (which I believe is US only right now). You can also download the results in an excel spreadsheet.

Free SMS Polling Tool For UK and Australia

Cell Phones in Learning

A new mobile polling tool has just been introduced called SMSpoll. While the purpose is to take advantage of student owned cell phones for the 20% who do not have cell phones, they can vote on the web. You also (unlike Polleverywhere) can get the results of the poll on your mobile phone! Classroom Applications of mobile polling KWL's It can be used to generate KWL's inside or outside of class. SMSpoll is similiar to the fantastic Polleverywhere (which I believe is US only right now). You can also download the results in an excel spreadsheet.