Test Message

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology.

Remember how after the Virginia Tech
massacre there was all this talk about whether the carnage could have
been avoided with massive text messaging? And remember how school
officials thought texting 25,000-plus students would have been a bit
too difficult? Well here’s a lofty undertaking: city officials say they
will soon begin testing a new program that will alert New Yorkers (eventually all 8-million of ’em) to various crises using text messaging. Of course, Bloomy’s been pushing for this since 2005. Now if only we could keep the subways from flooding.