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TXTual Healing (Interactive SMS based Street Performance) have a launched a new  project called Drip TXT (Working with Adam Chapman and the hand of Graffiti Artist Jesus Saves)

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 Interesting post from Alec Saunders.. Is this a new trend?

A twit no more. Disconnected from the hive:

Yesterday, drowning in a sea of updates, I disconnected from the Twitter hive.  Its constant stream of free-form presence updates has undeniable appeal, but the sheer volume of information, coupled with the lack of mediation tools, has made it unmanageable for me.   

I briefly flirted with Jaiku.  In addition to the updates, it also aggregates feeds for a user, letting you collect RSS feeds, presence information, and status updates all in one place.  So few people I know use Jaiku, however, that that flirtation was short lived.

So I’ve turned to facebook.  Facebook has the appeal of Jaiku’s feed aggregation, coupled with Twitter’s short form status updates.  It also provides deeper tools than Twitter or Jaiku for managing which updates end up being delivered to your mobile, and which not, which solves the “sea of updates” problem for me.  Facebook gives you very fine control over which updates and from which users are delivered as text messages, versus accessible only online. 

Alec Saunders' Facebook profile

Best of all? Apparently my whole network already knew about facebook.  When I loaded my contact database into it to see who I knew on facebook, I had an instant friends network of nearly 200 people. 

Whatever the category represented by Twitter and Jaiku, facebook seems to have already conquered it.

Just installed Fring. Works like a charm. Really nice interface and a great site. I added my GTalk and MSN account. It works with Skype and SIP services aswell.

So now able to keep my twitter posts coming via GTalk account..better than SMS notifications

And I am able to doe VoIP calls.. Wow!(Well just tried to call…doesn’t work. Only the test call works..)

Fring

Hi, very inspiring story at Coolhunting about Troika using SMS technology in new and creative ways. I love how they dismissed the original function of SMS and used the technology to make a new product. The Tool for Armchair Activists is a must see. I really believe that there are many products in which we could integrate a SIMcard. We are so focussed on person to person communication. What if we start sending SMSs(text, commands) to machines and objects.

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