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anyone familiar with this? I keep getting invitations, that seem like they’re auto sending from people’s address books.

by teru kuwayama at 2005-03-22 10:15:17 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Brooklyn/East Side , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I get these too — I’ve gone so far as to create an account, and on the inside it looks more or less like a Friendster clone… I guess the angle is close integration with your cell phone. Woo.

by Shinji Kuwayama | 22 Mar 2005 13:03 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
I’ve gotten a couple of those myself….from European friends. Went and created an account, but then ‘duh’….. I don’t have a cell phone here so what use? But even if I did, how ‘wired’ do we really have to get to enjoy life? And I remember being in Europe with a cell phone, using it mostly for SMS and thinking I was saving money; only to find it was costing a small fortune.
Yep….there’s a fine line tween smart and stooopid…..

by Adam Cohen | 22 Mar 2005 14:03 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
I was getting a lot of these ads last November on my hotmail account and then finally the ads stopped, but that was when I was in Barcelona and before joining lightstalkers.

by [former member] | 22 Mar 2005 14:03 | boston, United States | | Report spam→
yeah. the only angle i can see on this is that you can send five free sms’s a day. tho i wonder what they’re doing with my cell fone number . . .

by Eugene Kuo | 28 Mar 2005 12:03 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
i think in the US, anyway, you can send all the free SMSs you want by going to the carrier’s web site — for example, Sprint:


i’ve been registered at SMS.ac for ages, and i haven’t gotten any untoward phone calls or SMS spam. so i think in that department they’re ok.

by Shinji Kuwayama | 28 Mar 2005 14:03 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 28 Mar 2005 18:03 (ed. Mar 28 2005) | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
sms can be nice,
sometimes, for those who do not have a telephone at home or a computer. in france you can sent 50 sms for 5 euros, during 15 days, wich is alot sms to sent in a such short period…i sent like one by week, it is enough!

but honestly i think it is like everything in life, when it is too much it is not good….probably what it is not lived inside us for our liberation, it is lived outside our-own, by an inconscient compensation, for our slavery(…)

by [former member] | 29 Mar 2005 03:03 | porto, Portugal | | Report spam→
I get them from friends in Brazil & but I am uncomfortable to have ALL my information and ALL my friends information on-line for any 15 year old hackers delight.

I cannot remember any telephone number anymore & they are all in my cell &I wonder when its gonna be the same to all addresses and friends names &

by [former member] | 30 Mar 2005 13:03 (ed. Mar 30 2005) | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Hey, on the topic of SMS, check this out… one, you can enter a mobile email address in your profile. (If you have a cell phone, you probably have a mobile email address; ask your carrier if you’re unsure.) This is private by default, of course.

Two, you can sign up for alerts, using the Organize page. The idea here is that you can be instantly notified when contacts have moved, even if you’re away from your computer. Again, this is all off by default.

Check it out and let me know what you think…

by Shinji Kuwayama | 12 May 2005 15:05 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
Teru et al.: the sms.ac friendster/orkut clone is just that. The problem is, it has an integration into the user’s hotmail account. It spams memeber’s address books waiting for them to ‘join’. I think it spams 3 times then stops (per member — so you can get alot of these). I’ve not gotten an `invite’ in a while, so it may be the case they stopped this devious practice or maybe I don’t have that many friends. :) I’d take care on what email you hand them if you signup.

Shinji: nice job with the mobile alerts!

by David Ayman Shamma | 12 May 2005 17:05 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks man, I appreciate that — the Organize page is a real challenge. Let me know if you have any suggestions…

by Shinji Kuwayama | 13 May 2005 03:05 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→

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