In an effort to capitalize on emerging technologies while providing better assistance to those in need, the United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties in central Florida is implementing SMS services.
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In 2012, more than any other election, campaign managers are using modern technology and new media to assist their own efforts.
That’s why some companies have implemented SMS Services so they can answer professional questions and relay information via texting.
Canada is also using SMS services to complement various elections, but rather than accept donations the country focused on encouraging voter turnout.
And, as the SMS application is still the most popular app on every smartphone, users are opting to use texting to conduct various activities such as communication, money transfers and, if respondents of a recent survey have their way, voting.
Thankfully, the incident was a hoax and no one was hurt, but many are saying the University should use the incident as a learning experience and adjust its emergency broadcast policies, particularly those concerning text alerts.
Today, as part of the new national strategy for suicide prevention, those at risk are able to sign up for a service that allows communication via text message.
However, due to the decline of phone calls and rise of modern communication techniques such as SMS text messaging, dispatchers are being trained to receive emergency reports via new methods.
As public schools opened in New York City this week, mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a new text message service to assist students’ parents.
In addition to sending P2P messages and receiving marketing and promotional texts, Canadians are also using SMS messaging to receive alerts designed to promote safety in the community.