For those of you who are new to the social web, or just need your brain to know what your friends are saying, or what you have been doing, I’ve put together a simple quiz to help you determine what you are thinking about, saying, and doing.
First, a quick recap of what we’re talking about.
SMS stands for short message service. It’s a way for you to send and receive short messages without having to send and accept a phone call. A quick message is a text message that a recipient can either accept or ignore.
A “quick” message is just a text message that you can send in a reply to a friend on Facebook.
SMS is used in a number of different ways, but probably the most common use is for quick messages to friends. The easiest way to send one is to use a web form or an email. The other is to use the mobile application.
SMS is something you might not have heard of until now, so this is a great opportunity to introduce you to it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it: A SMS is a short text message sent automatically to your mobile phone. The message you receive is typically between 1 and 31 characters long, and a text message is sent every three seconds on average.
A text message is sent by your phone to a text message service (i.e. the ones that provide SMS). These services are often free, so using them is a no-brainer. If you prefer to pay for SMS, you can use them on your phone (there are many paid ones) or, if you prefer a more premium SMS service, you can send SMS to your phone using an SMS client (such as Skype).
SMS is the new email, and it’s so much easier to send a text message now. You send it to a text message service that then transfers it to your phone. It’s so cheap and easy to send a text message. But even better, because there are so many free SMS services, you can send a text message with one of these services and then transfer it to your phone through a free SMS client like Skype.
It’s all about the message. The message is sent to you using the email address on your phone. You’ll be greeted with an email that says, “Hi!” and a text that says, that means I am sending this message to you.