telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


SMS Dying in Canada?

A neat article about the future of SMS in Canada has got me thinking. Twitter is changing their service model for SMS messages to Canadians because of the *pricing* that carriers are charging for delivery of those wee bits of bytes.

Hmm..... Considering that inbound SMS messages are charged to the user now, I'm finding it tricky to understand where the additional costs that Twitter is complaining about are coming from.... unless there are a gazillion twitter updates being pushed to a gazillion phones in Canada. Of course, there would be a charge to twitter for putting the messages into the network, but the bulk of the cost of delivery should now be paid by the user.

I wonder if originally it was free for twitter to dump SMS messages into a wireless network? Or it was cheap because there were few Canadians interested in twitter?  Here is a great example of twitter being able to actually build a revenue stream, but oh no.... it's gotta be free. :-(

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