Friday, August 14, 2009

Flaw in the Texting System

While everything is burning up in California this weekend, I would like to turn our thoughts to something less important, but equally troubling.

Friday afternoon I received a text message from a randomish contact asking if I wanted to go bowling.

My initial reaction is no, no I do not want to go bowling. I never want to go bowling. Thank you though.

Now, was this a personal invite, or was I part of a list of 20? If I was on the list of 20, I could easily blow it off. I could safely ignore that text.

But what if that person was reaching out to me? What if that person just wanted some Myriah Time, and I ignored the plea?

Obviously, there is a flaw in the texting system. I suggest an alert on the text to inform you if it is a mass text. This way, I can respond appropriately.

Well, until they fix this problem, Myriah Time requests must be made by mail, email, phone or personal invitation only. No texts. It's too confusing.


Ky said...

Well. This is one of those things.

The only time my phone has ever mass texted was when I had my kid and Mike texted everyone from my phone to announce this achievement. I mean, this blessed event.

Elizabeth said...

I second this idea.

Tara said...

I have never mass texted...I'm not sure I could even do it. I agree it would be nice to have notice on a text showing if it was a group text....maybe we should send around a petition to the cell phone companies.