Short Message Service (SMS) is a communications protocolallowing the interchange of short text messages between mobiletelephone devices. The SMS technology has facilitated thedevelopment and growth of text messaging. The connectionbetween the phenomenon of text messaging and the underlyingtechnology is so great that in parts of the world the term “SMS” isused colloquially as a synonym for a text message from anotherperson or the act of sending a text message. By a factor of four,text messaging is now the most popular form of communicationbetween individuals in the world.SMS as used on modern handsets was originally defined as part ofthe GSM series of standards in 1985 as a means of sendingmessages of up to 160 characters, to and from GSM mobilehandsets. Since then, support for the service has expanded toinclude alternative mobile standards such as ANSI CDMA networksand Digital AMPS, as well as satellite and landline networks. MostSMS messages are mobile-to-mobile text messages, though thestandard supports other types of broadcast messaging as well.
Ask a Librarian began as a partnership between the College Centerfor Library Automation (CCLA) and the Tampa Bay LibraryConsortium (TBLC). Ask a Librarian was funded initially in 2002-2003 with LSTA funds as a pilot project of the Florida ElectronicLibrary. The service was activated on July 28, 2003, with the initial40 participating libraries beginning service one-by-one over thenext four months. A formal announcement and unveiling of Ask aLibrarian occurred on December 2, 2003 at a press conference toannounce the inception of the Florida Electronic Library. Ask aLibrarian has continued to grow to become a core service of manyFlorida libraries.Task #1:Contact Ask a Librarian Mobile online in Florida and ask acouple of questions. You will be describing your experiencein the 4.2 Assignment Forum in our course Discussion Board.
This text messaging service is intended to assist thescience related academic research, library help, andinformation needs of the students, faculty, and staff ofYale University.
From local business listings to stock quotes, you can get the information you arelooking for with Google SMS. Simply text message your search query to 466453(“GOOGLE” on most devices) and you will receive a text message backcontaining your results.Search Samples:• Query local sushi 94040• Weather weather boston• Glossary define zenith• Sports score red sox• Movies movies 94110• Q&A abraham lincoln birthday• Calculator 1 us pint in liters• Help help localTask #2:Contact “Google Message System” on a cell phone and ask a couple ofquestions. You will be describing your experience during this task in the4.2 Assignment Forum of the course Discussion Board.
ChaCha is like having a smart friend you can call or textfor answers on your cell phone anytime for free!ChaCha works with virtually every provider and allowspeople with any mobile phone device—from basic flipphones to advanced smart phones—to ask any questionin conversational English and receive an accurateanswer as a text message in just a few minutes.Task #3:Contact ChaCha using text messaging on a cellphone and ask a couple of questions. You will bedescribing your experience in the 4.2 AssignmentForum of the course Discussion Board.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its usersto send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-basedposts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user’s profilepage and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known asfollowers). Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter web site. ShortMessage Service (SMS) or applications like Tweetie, Twitterrific, TwitterFon,TweetDeck and feedalizr. The service is free to use over the Internet, but usingSMS may incur phone service provider fees.Tweets are publicly visible by default, however, senders can restrict messagedelivery to just their followers. Users can tweet via the Twitter web site, compatibleexternal applications (such as for smartphones) or by SMS available in certaincountries. While the service is free, accessing it through SMS may incur phoneservice provider fees.Users may subscribe to other users’ tweets—this is known as following andsubscribers are known as followers or tweeps (Twitter + peeps). The users canalso check the people who are un-subscribing them on Twitter (better known asunfollowing via various services).
You will need a Twitter account to complete the task below. Ifyou do not already have one, go to the Twitter web site andsign up for one.Task #4:Once you have your Twitter account, navigate to theCourseSites web site. Scroll down to the bottom of theopening page and locate the Twitter logo (bird icon). Taketime to read some of the tweets in the Twitter Feed. Selectthe Twitter icon and when the new screen opens, followthe steps to sign up as a follower (tweep) of CourseSites.You will be sharing your experience during this task in the4.2 Assignment Forum of our course Discussion Board.