Social Networking Through Text

Everyone is on every social network site out there by now.  Everywhere you turn, you have to follow someone, somewhere for something.

That usually means you too have to create accounts on those sites, setup your profile, add pictures, make your account custom by uploading backgrounds, logos, and anything that separates you from the standard template.

Who’s got the time (besides high school or college kids)?!

What if you just wanted to talk to your group of friends on your phone, but without setting up a huge list of numbers in your address book?  You may not even have everyone you want to chat with in your phone.

The solution is mimstr.  Mimstr allows groups of any kind to chat through text.  One person has to register on the mimstr website, but once they do, everyone else can join the group just by sending a text or email with their number in the message to the new list name and voila, they are added to the list!

Once everyone is on the list, you can start ‘text chatting’, which is my term for having a chat room type of discussion through text with countless number of people.

Let’s say you are meeting a bunch of friends on a Friday night and everyone is driving separately.  So, you get stuck in traffic, so you send out a quick message, ‘Hey running late, stuck on the expressway up at 95th street’.  Now, everyone gets your message and learns two things; 1) you’ll be late, and 2). Don’t take 95th street!

Then, say someone reaches the destination first and finds out it’s closed for a private party. They can then send a message to everyone, ‘Our hangout is closed, let’s meet at the other place one block over’.  Boom! Everyone is updated and knows the new plan without making a hundred calls trying to track down where everyone else is.

Get the picture?  So, mimstr enables group texting with ease and minimal setup time.  Most of the users never have to even go online!  Once they opt-in from their phone, they’re done and send and receive messages like they would any other text to a single person.

That’s just one way in which mimstr can be used from the individual standpoint.  Stay tuned for further updates on how retailers can use it and how it’s being used today.

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