Canada is also using SMS services to complement various elections, but rather than accept donations the country focused on encouraging voter turnout.
Technological advancements have spurred a number of new communication methods. This includes everything from social media to video calls.
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.
Last month, this blog talked about the two primary presidential candidates and their programs that allow individuals to donate money to their campaigns via SMS messaging. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are not the only ones who can benefit from
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.