Tuesday, October 30, 2012

No electricity = no tweets? No way!

Maybe you are in a hurricane's path. Or maybe you just forgot to pay your bill. The fact is: many factors can leave you without electricity. And with no power, chances are you are going to lose your internet access too! 

But that does not mean you'll have to stay completely away from social networks. Twitter and Facebook still let you post from you phone! Like that, you can let your family and friends know you're OK, ask them for help or just let the world know you are afraid of the dark.

For Twitter you need to enable your mobile phone in your account on Twitter.com (and for that you do need electricity). Go to "Settings" then "Mobile". Insert your cellphone number under “Activate Twitter text messaging,” and then you’ll have to text “GO” to the number 40404. That should activate the service. New settings on the webpage allow you to control text notifications.
Now, to tweet, just write a text and send it to 40404.
For Facebook you also have to enable the service while you can! Log in your Facebook and go to "Account Settings". Go to "Mobile", put your number and click on "Activate Text Messaging". Follow the instructions and text the letter "F" to 32665. A confirmation text will give you a number you have to insert on the page. After that, the activation of the phone will be confirmed by another text.
To update your status, write a text and send it to 32665.
And at least remember to pay your phone bill!


From Mashable and pic from Techli

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