Thursday, April 06, 2006

SXSW text message

SXSW hosted this giant TV screen at one of the festival's biggest venues. It showed a phone number where people could send text messages and camera phone pics and have them shown on the screen within minutes. Such a great idea to find lost people, share your images or just be clever. Mind you they never did show my text message (maybe because it insulted the band on stage, "the Towers of London are a bunch of talentless haircuts"). I wonder if they were censoring? They also organized a service where you text messaged the name or club name to SXSW and they would send you the show time or band playing, respectively. Like I said in a previous post, SXSW is doing some pioneering in using wireless technology to make their event more fun and fluid.
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Blogger Sharon Meraz said...

They've been banning many negative or offensive comments since a previous skuffle at any earlier conference. I somehow agree with the procedure, since it could be upsetting to the guest speaker; yet, I can also understand the problems with this form of censorship. I find myself leaning towards the censorship as positive, in this situation, but I know there are worthy arguments against this position.

4/11/2006 11:30 AM  

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