Facebook status updates via SMS

It’s becoming extremely popular these days: letting all your Facebook buddies know what exactly you’re doing at any moment of the day or night.  Status updates of your friends are displayed immediately when you log into the social networking site.

But what if you don’t connect for a while and you miss out on certain status updates?
A highly important need, according to Facebook (“Don’t be the last to know about what’s happening with your friends, family or co-workers just because you’re away from your computer.”)
So now you can subscribe to receive the status updates of certain friends, or from certain fan pages of groups, by SMS.  On every profile there’s now a link “Subscribe via SMS” so you can receive the updates of that person on your mobile.  You can also reply, which will appear as a comment.

If you log into your Belgian Facebook account, you won’t see that link just yet – the feature is only available in 18 countries so far, including the US, UK, South Africa, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Facebook also notes: “While Facebook does not charge for this service, your mobile-service provider’s standard text messaging rates will apply so be sure to check with your provider.”

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    • Lilly
    • June 30th, 2009

    Cool option 🙂
    They send sms to landline phones too?
    It’s possible with text to speech technology.
    Look at text2land.com

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