Pennsylvania State University will start using text messages to send news bulletins to cellphones and PDA’s, campus officials announced today. The text-messaging service, which starts Friday, is the latest high-tech expansion of Penn State Live, the university’s popular online news network.
Penn State Live already boasts 360,000 subscribers, and it recently added an RSS subscription service to its e-mail offerings. But more students are turning to text messaging, and university officials decided it was time to try out the technology.
Cellphone users can subscribe to receive information on three different topics, according to CNET News: campus emergencies, sports, and concerts. —Brock Read