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GroupTweet.com – Send Private Messages to a Group April 22, 2008

Posted by Ced in Online, Services.
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GroupTweet.com lets you send private Twitter messages to a specific groups of contacts.

Problem: Malcolm, Zoe, Kaylee, Simon, and River all work together on the same web development team. They are avid Twitter users and want a similar way to send quick, private messages and updates to everyone on their team. Since these messages may contain confidential information, the team doesn’t want them published to their public Twitter timelines or to any followers who are not part of the team. Solution: GroupTweet allows Malcolm and the gang to send messages via Twitter that are instantly pushed out privately to only the team members.” [GroupTweet]

To make use of GroupTweet:

  1. Create a Twiter account for your group;
  2. Register your group’s account in GroupTweet;
  3. Each member will follow the created group account;
  4. To send a message to every member, just send a Direct Message to the group account.

So now, you and all group members can message the whole group on Twitter, privately.

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Pinger.com – Send Mobile Voice Messages to Anyone in the World for Free April 8, 2008

Posted by Ced in Mobile, Services.
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Pinger.com is a service that lets you trade voice messages with anyone’s mobile phone in over 20 countries. Moreover, you can send a Pinger message to a group of people with just one call. Pinger is free and works on nearly any mobile phone around the world.

“Just call the local Pinger number, say the names of the people you want to message and talk! You can message one or all your friends with one call. You can leave a message up to 5 minutes long! People you send a message to get a text instead of a ring. They just press a button or two to listen. Recipients can reply or forward by hitting a single button so it’s fast and easy to message back and forth.” [Pinger]

This is a nice free service for sending more than just text (SMS) to people. To know if it is available in your country, see the country list.

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