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Using Free Group Text Messaging Services

There are numerous websites that provide text messages to be sent to a group of people either online or with a cell phone for free. This is by a student at the Wells College Innovation Lab.

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One such website, also provides free reply-to-all text messaging so whoever is in the texting group will recieve any messages responded to.

This could be used for many purposes related to unlawful detainees. Someone in danger of being arrested could have a group of family members so that he or she could notify everyone of their whereabouts quickly and easily.

A group could also be comprised of human rights activists so that they could discuss issues without needing to all be at the same place at the same time, or even have the same schedule.

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Interesting idea. I think this idea is totally helpful. While people need to get their message out asap, this tool could assist them at the first place. However, i wonder that will this tool gonna work on every smartphone?

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Great thoughts & example! Are a lot of these services dependent on wi-fi connections? I wonder if there are examples which don't rely on this, nor smartphones? Heading into the Concepting phase, it will be good to think of solutions which are inclusive and accessible to those in various global contexts.

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I am agreed with you but in order to achieve desired success, A.I. must pay full attention towards preparing its all members, supporters and activists fully Techno - savvy keeping in view the educational and technological backwardness of different areas in the world.

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This is a beautiful Idea and can be helpful in certain situations, but in an emergency when we have to take immediate action against a severe violation of human right such as unlawful detention, forced evictions, forced rape, custodial death. At this time text messaging is not so relevant.

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Not only is this a great idea for socializing with many friends at once to make plans, but this is a quick way to notify numerous people of things that may be of great importance if you have little time or are in a situation that requires you to get a message out fast. This could be useful in situations like team challenges, making plans with a group of friends or operations that require you to relay information to numerous people without making it obvious you sent it to ten others.