If you are a text messager, try this on your mobile:

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The latest, goofiest, likely mispelliest headline from CogDogBlog. Just what the world needs.

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This was created with TextMarks, a free service where you can set up a keyword so when someone TXTs it will get back either fixed response, or as I have set it up, text from any web page (we;; 125 chars of it). I think you can also message the service from your phone so you change the response.

So while this post is top of the heap, you will get something like the image to the right.

I can really not think of an actual use yet, as I did this solely to see how it works. Other available textmarks include getting movie ratings from IMDB, translate English to Spanish, the location of someone’s yacht, Work Schedule for Richard Herman Walker, and hundreds more. The point is not that any of these are profound examples, but just a quick scan of what exists there.

This could be an easy way for a teacher to provide status of assignments, for project participants to do updates, to generate a random user tip, too… maybe you tell me. Maybe it is just a gimmick (reading pased allt he site’s statements on “monteizing” a verb I will never use without quotes).

Now if someone could rig up a thing where my latest twitter is sent to a textmark…hmmm (tried with ym twitter URl but surprise! it timed out)

Linktribution to Lifehacker

The post "TXT COGDOG" was originally pulled like taffy through a needle's eye at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/03/textmarks/) on March 4, 2007.

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